Calif. standard could lead way on fuel economy

Detroit Free Press: Future federal fuel-economy standards would have to match the global-warming gas reductions of California’s controversial limits on cars and trucks under a draft energy and climate-change bill unveiled Monday by House Democrats. The bill, spearheaded by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., would also preserve California’s power to set new standards on vehicle emissions — a key contention for automakers and dealers pressing for a single national …