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EXCLUSIVE: Biden mileage rule to exceed Obama climate goal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step against climate change, President Joe Biden is proposing a return to aggressive Obama-era vehicle mileage standards over five years.

He's then aiming for even tougher anti-pollution rules after that to forcefully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nudge 40% of U.S. drivers into electric vehicles by decade’s end.

That's according to proposed rules from the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation that are expected to be released as early as next week.

Industry and government officials who have been briefed on the plan tell The Associated Press the requirements would start for model year 2023.

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