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Standards will limit tailpipe emissions

Apr 2, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Nationwide rules will raise the average fuel economy of new cars and trucks to 34.1 mpg, in the federal government's first action to curb greenhouse gases under the Clear Air Act.

Eight years ago, Fran Pavley, an obscure California assemblywoman and former civics teacher, proposed something that no government had ever done before: a law to slash the carbon dioxide spewing from auto tailpipes, a major source of climate change.

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