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Fuel Economy Bill Has Bipartisan Support

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Fuel Economy Bill Has Bipartisan Support

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Fuel Economy Bill Has Bipartisan Support

Fuel Economy Bill Has Bipartisan Support

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The House debates an energy bill Thursday that would raise fuel mileage standards for the first time in more than 30 years. That measure has bipartisan support, as does a provision to increase the amount of biofuels that refineries must use to make gasoline.

But Republicans oppose a plan to force utilities to generate a portion of their electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar power.