May 11, 2011 6:44 AM

Study: Higher clean car standards could save lives

California could save $7.2 billion or more in health and other societal costs by adopting tough clean car standards, a new report said. The state and federal government are in the process of drafting new fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas-emission rules that could raise the average mileage rates for new cars to as much as 62 miles per gallon by the year 2025.

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