The Seattle Times reports that the Obama administration and the auto industry are locked in negotiations over new vehicle mileage and emissions standards that will have a profound effect on the cars Americans drive and the health of the auto industry over the next decade and beyond.

The Environmental Protection Agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the California Air Resources Board are proposing regulations that would require new U.S. cars and trucks to attain an average of as much as 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025! That’s roughly double the current level. Here’s the article.

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