Commenting on the introduction of the Senate Bill, T. Boone Pickens stated: “Nothing in America has such a thoroughly transformative economic potential as domestic natural gas. Simply by increasing the use of domestic natural gas in vehicles, we can get on our own resources, immediately generate 400,000 good jobs, redirect billions of dollars of foreign oil money back into the hands of American businesses, and end four decades of unfulfilled promises by our elected leaders to end America’s dependence on foreign oil.” (watch video)
“The backing by Congress is critical for our nation to succeed in its goal of utilizing domestic natural gas instead of imported petroleum, and we applaud efforts to achieve this important objective. Helping the owners of America’s heavy-duty truck fleet replace their diesel trucks with trucks running on CNG or LNG can have an immediate, measurable effect,” said Clean Energy President and CEO Andrew J. Littlefair while supporting the legislation.
“Natural gas is cheap and abundant here in America. Instead of exporting this fuel abroad we should be using it right here to displace oil,” Senator Robert Menendez agreed. “This bipartisan bill will generate jobs, help lower transportation costs, lower pollution in urban areas, make us more energy secure, and do so without adding one dime to the deficit.”
Sources: T. Boone Pickens, Clean Energy and Robert Menendez’s press releases.