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derrick z. jackson

Complaints are few as fuel efficiency rises

The most amazing thing about the Obama administration’s recent announcement of a 54.5-mile-per-gallon standard for cars by 2025 was that about the only major person who criticized it was Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The Romney campaign called the standards an “extreme” move that would force consumers to “pay thousands of dollars more up front for unproven technology that they may not even want.”

But many of the forces that for decades said the same thing were not at Romney’s side.

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