Science Dec 06

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Despite Veto Threat, House Passes Energy Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives ignored the White House's threat of a veto and approved an energy bill Thursday that would raise vehicle fuel economy standards for the first time since 1975 and mandate more renewable energy generation.

A sweeping energy plan adopted by the House last night will allow drilling in the Arctic Reserve, encourage energy production, promote conservation and modestly raise fuel efficiency standards.

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