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The Clean Air Act of 2007 granted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to regulate vehicle emissions. Furthermore, the act gave individual states permission to set their own emissions policies (the dreaded "patchwork"), a move that would've forced automakers to develop cars that meet different standards depending on where the vehicle would eventually be sold. After a lot of discussion and lobbying, the federal government adopted a nationwide mandate of 34.1 miles per gallon by

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The American Spectator reports on a recent U.S. House of Representatives vote which allowed the opening of a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and natural gas drilling. Imagine my surprise when the article gives the impression the U.S. Energy policy is all about politics, and not about what is best for the country and the people living in it. The article strongly stresses the need to reduce gas prices for the average citizen, criticizing hybrid vehicles and ethanol fue

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