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NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The administration on Tuesday is set to propose fuel economy standards in an to cut down vehicle greenhouse gas

The plan will require cars and light trucks to get an average of 35.5 miles per by 2016, according to a senior official with knowledge of the By that year, cars be expected to average about 39 mpg and 30 mpg for

Current fuel economy are 27.5 mpg for cars and 23.1 mpg for

The Obama plan would by four years new fuel standards passed by Congress at the end of

Fuel economy will be gradually beginning in 2012 and through 2016. The administration the changes will save 1.8 barrels of oil by 2016. That’s what the country goes in about 86 days, according to from the Energy Information

The proposed plan is expected to add $600 to the cost of a car, the said. That’s on top of $700 by changes to fuel economy that have already recently enacted, the official but consumers should be able to enough in gas to make up for the cost.

As it now, Corporate Average Economy, or CAFE, standards are by the Department of Transportation’s National Traffic Safety Administration.

The new will be administered jointly by the of Transportation and the Environmental Protection according to several reports.

The EPA is responsible for formulating the fuel figures shown on new car window and used by shoppers. The EPA also exhaust emissions.

Obama unveil the changes at a 12:15 ET event in the Rose Garden on Administration officials say that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gov. Jennifer Granholm both be in attendance for the event with executives from manufacturing companies.


The Obama would represent a big shift in how the regulates fuel economy. regulation typically has not focused on gas emissions like carbon or CO2.

In April 2007, the Supreme ruled that CO2 was a dangerous that could be regulated by the

Many other pollutants can be out of exhaust by the catalytic converter, but there is no way to clean C02 out of a car’s The only way to reduce it is by reducing the of fuel burned.

Which to follow? For years environmental have pressured both the EPA and the California Air Resources Board to greenhouse gas emissions from

The California board creates standards for the state that are followed by 14 other states.

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As of this plan, California has not to pursue its own standard, at least 2016. The 35.5 mpg fuel standards conforms to what would have required by

Automakers have been separate state and federal in court, arguing that could create an unworkable of competing fuel economy Major automakers are expected to the new federal plan.

The federal new plan could try to satisfy groups while offering automakers a single goal could try to meet.

Dave president and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile noted there has been a for nearly a decade over states or the federal government regulate autos.

President announcement ends that old by starting a federal rulemaking to set a program, said McCurdy. are committed to working with the to develop a national program by the federal government.

Environmental groups, who have briefed in advance of the official are already hailing the changes as an effort to combat global Administration officials claim the will be the equivalent of taking 177 cars off the road in terms of on the environment.

These new national build on California’s ground-breaking to tackle global warming from cars and trucks, Frances Beinecke, president of the Resources Defense Council. in model year 2012, the new will deliver cleaner, cars nationwide, cut global pollution, and save drivers every time they up.

CNN’s Ed Henry contributed to report

First Published: May 18, 5:17 PM ET

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