For months we have followed Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (a Republican) and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (a Democrat) as they’ve bucked the trend of perpetual political gridlock to push for adoption and expansion of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in their states. It’s been one of the most exciting developments in our world this year, and their hard work is paying off. Twenty-two states have asked automakers for more compressed natural gas (CNG) options. Governors from 14 of those states have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to purchase NGVs. Recently, the governors showed up in Detroit to pitch the plan to major automakers. Subsequently, representatives from those automakers came to Oklahoma and met with Gov. Fallin to work out the details.
We should all feel continually encouraged by the widespread, bipartisan support we’re seeing at the state level. Make sure you check out Govs. Fallin and Hickenlooper’s recent op-ed in The Washington Times about their progress. See link below:
A Natural Partnership for Energy Independence
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