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Obama aims for better mileage years into future

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to order the government to prepare new fuel efficiency standards to begin years from now.

Obama is also asking federal agencies to extend a national fuel-efficiency program to big rig and work trucks for the first time, beginning in 2014.

Under a presidential memorandum Obama is expected to sign Friday, federal agencies would develop fuel efficiency and emissions standards for cars and light trucks beyond the year 2016.

A White House official previewed the announcement ahead of time on condition of anonymity because it was not yet public.


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