Obama Delays U.S. Fuel-Economy Rule Past Self-Imposed Deadline

by Angela Greiling Keane
Bloomberg News
August 14, 2012

U.S. auto and environmental regulators are delaying, past a self-imposed deadline of tomorrow, the release of a final rule requiring automakers to raise the average fuel-economy of their fleets to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025…

“The rule is still undergoing interagency review and we expect that process to be completed soon,” Lynda Tran, a spokeswoman for the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said today in an e-mail.

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