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Obama Administration Announces New Fuel Econ Standards

President Obama is announcing an agreement with automakers, including Detroit’s Big Three, that he says account for about 90 percent of the vehicles on U-S roads to raise fuel economy standards to 54 and a half miles a gallon for cars and light trucks by the model year 2025. Obama Administration officials say the agreement will be a significant step in reducing the nation’s reliance on foreign oil, spur technological development and help reduce pollution. But some in Michigan’s congressional delegation, in particular, have not been happy with the idea until now.