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Biden Proposes Stronger Than Expected Vehicle Emission Rules

  • Regulations call for 52 miles per gallon fleet average by 2026
  • Environmental groups say rules better than had been expected
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The Biden administration Thursday proposed new mileage standards and limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks that exceeded what some environmentalists feared would be issued.

The fuel economy and emissions requirements proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation would strengthen mandates eased by the Trump administration -- and, over time, mark a return to a more stringent path charted by former President Barack Obama in 2012.