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SUVs, Trucks Hit with Fuel Economy Rule

The federal government imposes a modest increase in fuel economy standards for sport utility vehicles and small trucks, beginning with the 2005 model year. Fuel efficiency for the popular models is now expected to rise about 1.5 miles per gallon by 2007. NPR's Elaine Korry reports.

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Elaine Korry is an NPR contributor based in San Francisco. From August 2004-June 2007 she worked as an NPR senior reporter covering social policy for NPR, with a focus on education, and on the lives of the nation's most vulnerable citizens — the homeless, those living in poverty, working in low wage positions, and trying to find their way to a more stable life.