Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell.
The purple state of Virginia just got a little greener. Gov Bob McDonnell announced plans Tuesday to convert the state’s 15,500-vehicle fleet to alternative fuels.
McDonnell said Virginia is the first state to take on the task of converting its vehicles to natural gas. The move is estimated to have upfront costs between $3 and $4 million.
The announcement, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, came at the end of the governor’s two-day energy conference in Richmond
On Tuesday, he also signed onto an agreement with 20 other states to encourage the development of natural gas fueled vehicles.
Not a surprise, considering that in 2009, while McDonnell said he doesn’t believe man-made carbon emissions cause global warming, he did say he believed emissions should be reduced.
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