Next week, the Senate will turn to the debate over automobile fuel efficiency and ABC's Dean Reynolds offered us a preview. "It has been more than a quarter of a century," since mileage requirements were raised. The proposal is for the entire fleet--cars, pick-up trucks and Sports Utility Vehicles--to improve from 27mpg to 35mpg by 2020. Reynolds noted that in its publicity and promotion Detroit's Big Three "like to portray themselves as futuristic" with breakthrough fuel technology. In practice, they have unleashed a $1m advertising campaign, "fighting hard to cripple or defeat" new mileage rules.
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