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Federal Government Unveils New Fuel Standards
The Obama Administration has announced new fuel economy standards for cars and small trucks that will go into effect in five years. Starting in 2017, cars and light trucks will have to be more fuel efficient than they are now. By 2025, the average car’s fuel economy will be 54.5 miles per gallon. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says the program will allow consumers to pick a car that meets their needs, but also give them a choice of greater fuel efficiency. She says the program will have a huge effect on reducing greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide.