Bush to Seek Cutback in Gas Consumption, Bush Calls for Huge Ethanol Increase to Cut Gasoline Use by 20 Percent

Publication: CBS News

Author: Josef Hebert

01/24/2007 - President Bush is asking Congress to aggressively expand the use of alternative fuels, mainly ethanol, to reduce the need for gasoline and put the brakes on growing U.S. oil consumption.The president's proposal aims to cut gasoline use by 20 percent by 2017, mostly by replacing the fuel with ethanol, and by expected improvements in automobile fuel economy.

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