Bush Seeks Vast, Mandatory Increase in Alternative Fuels and Greater Vehicle Efficiency

Publication: New York Times

Author: Edmund L. Andrews and Felicity Barringer


01/24/2007 - Vowing to reduce the nation’s thirst for foreign oil, President Bush called on Tuesday for a huge government-mandated increase in renewable fuels — mainly ethanol — and tougher mileage standards for cars and light trucks.It was the second year in a row that Mr. Bush made “energy security” a focal point of his State of the Union address, but his proposals on Tuesday were modest, and perhaps less achievable, than those he made a year ago when he said the nation was “addicted to oil.”

View the full article, which quotes Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, on the New York Times' Web site.

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