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EU lawmakers back at least 35 percent CO2 cut from trucks by 2030

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STRASBOURG (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers on Wednesday backed a 35-percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from new trucks by 2030 in a push for tougher laws to limit climate change, despite industry concerns.

The target passed by 349 votes to 307. The European Parliament also set a 20-percent reduction target by 2025 in the first CO2 standard for trucks in the EU.

(Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis and Richard Lough; Editing by Alissa de Carbonnel and Alastair Macdonald)

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