President To Envision 20 Percent Reduction In Gasoline Consumption

White House (AP) -- President Bush will be calling on Americans tonight to cut their consumption of gasoline.

His State of The Union speech will include an appeal for a drop of up to 20 percent in gasoline consumption in the next decade.

According to an adviser, Bush sees that goal being achieved mostly through a sharp escalation in the amount of ethanol and other alternative fuels that the government says must be produced.

The rest of the reduction would come from raising fuel economy standards for passenger cars.

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