Rep. Jim Roscoe, D-Wilson, who sponsored the 2011 legislation, said he is considering bringing legislation for February’s budget session to add money to convert state vehicles and possibly to set up fueling stations. “Aside from the benefit of expanding Wyoming’s NGV markets, it would also help clean our air. But the main thing is it would save us money,” he said.
The proposal in Mead’s budget comes after he joined the governors of Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Colorado to encourage U.S. automakers to produce more natural-gas vehicles. The states intend to submit a joint plan for buying NGVs.