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Gas prices: Obama’s answer is fuel-efficient cars, not just drilling

Gas prices: Obama’s answer is fuel-efficient cars, not just drilling

By JIM KUHNHENN
The Associated Press

Published Mar 3, 2012 12:43PM MDT

WASHINGTON • President Barack Obama says vehicle fuel economy standards set under his administration and better cars built by a resurgent U.S. auto industry will save money at the gas pump over the long term, a counterpoint to Republican criticism of his energy policy.
In his weekly radio and online address Saturday, Obama said Detroit automakers are on track to build cars that average nearly 55 miles per gallon by 2025, doubling current mileage standards.
“That means folks will be able to fill ...

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