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Obama to Unveil Energy Plans

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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President Barack Obama is set to announce Thursday a pair of new measures designed to advance the “all of the above” energy agenda that he laid out in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, including an embrace of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

At a United Parcel Service Inc. facility in Las Vegas, President Obama will throw his support behind using natural gas for transport in the medium and heavy truck fleet, according to administration officials.

UPS used more than $5 million in federal support to upgrade its own fleet of trucks and complete the first natural-gas “corridor” linking the port of Long Beach, Calif., with Salt Lake City, where big trucks can readily refuel with liquefied natural gas.

The White House plan, contingent on congressional support, would include tax credits to offset part of the cost of upgrading trucks to run on natural gas, and federal help to spur the creation of five additional natural-gas corridors on heavy trucking routes. Additionally, the Obama administration plans to double down on federal research to find new ways to use natural gas for transportation, as well as supporting the conversion of city bus and truck fleets to run on the cleaner fuel, administration officials said.

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  • The Enemy

    It is very sly for the president to claim ownership of the natural gas for motorfuel initiative. The process has been in use for decades! And propane motor fuel before that! King O. depends on the ignorance of the populace and the media heavily.

    • Bob

      T Boon Pickens has been pushing natural gas for transportation for years

  • http://thepatriotdepot Dee

    The best liar I’ve ever seen………..ever!!!!!

    • Dean

      YES, Obama is a professiional liar and I think that everyone he appoints to his cabinet must take his LYING 101 course.

  • Rex Fey

    Lie, lie, lie ! Sounds like some of the lies are catching up in a Georgia Court today. Expect more lies kind like getting out of debt borrowing more.

  • Mutantone

    and Soros stands to make money from it as the tax payers again support the agenda for bankrupt companies for alternative power, grows and the money disappears into the reelection funds of Obama

  • ConservaDave

    So Obama wants natural gas while his EPA is trying to do everything it can to shut down the perfectly safe ways of extracting the fuel? What does he really want? I wouldn’t trust this commie-liar, do you?

  • Patrick

    What happen to his electric vehicles. volt! Oh, that’s right gm is sending the prints to China so they can build them for gm.

  • Larry E

    He doesn’t want us to use our domestic natural gas, retrieve it, or search for it, but of course the lamestream media won’t report that and the majority of the fools who’d vote for him wouldn’t pay attention anyway. Wonder why the country’s going down the tubes. If he’s reelected the country will make the USSR look like heaven by 2016 I’m afraid.

  • Floyd

    This President does not represent anything my family and I stand for. He is anti-American, he exports our jobs and allows ILLEGALS to take those that are available, he sends OUR money to other countries to boost their economies, he sleeps with terrorists, he sues states for upholding laws that are on the books that he does not deem necessary, he disrespects the flag, national monuments and the military, he has de-friended one of our greatest allies in Israel, he forces the country to accept his biased Obamacare and then gives passes to corporations who either donate to his campaign or that hire ILLEGALS, he regulates industry to the point of destruction, ad infinitum…. and then he blames everything else for his failure.
    This traitor quit representing the Great United States of America the day he started appologizing for her greatness. He has done nothing but trample our country, our flag, our history, and our Constitution all of his life, while living off our our tax dollars. It isn’t the color of the skin, it is the lack of Red, White and Blue!

  • guest on this planet

    THE NEW GM CAR WILL BE A FRED FLINTSTONE PEDAL CAR , OOPS I JUST LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG . NOW THE GOVERNMENT WILL GIVE THEM A BILLION DOLLATS TO DEVELOP IT AND THE MARKET SELLING PRICE AFTER GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES WILL ONLY BE A HUNDRED THOUSAND. LINE UP UNEMPLOYED AMERICA AND BUY ONE .