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Obama orders higher fuel rules for larger US trucks

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By Eric Beech

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (Reuters) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday directed federal agencies to develop higher fuel standards for medium-sized and heavy trucks, another step in his efforts to slash oil consumption and carbon emissions blamed for global warming.


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