Byline: Justin Hyde
Jun. 19--WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. John Dingell has shelved his automaker-friendly proposals on fuel economy standards and California emission rules, delaying until later this year action on tougher mileage increases.
Dingell pulled the bill after opposition by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other supporters of tougher fuel economy standards. The move in the House pushes off a congressional showdown over increases in fuel efficiency standards until later this year, with the Senate wrestling to produce an energy bill before its July 4th recess.
Pelosi and backers of tougher fuel economy standards had strongly opposed the proposals …