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ANGA comments on new natural gas legislation

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Frank J. Macchiarola, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs of America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), released the following statement on the passage of Oklahoma S.B. 656, the Emergency and Transportation Revolving Fund, to promote the greater use of compressed natural gas vehicles in the state:

"The benefits of natural gas are clear: it's better for the environment, it's cost effective and it's produced right here at home. We are pleased that Oklahoma is seeking opportunities to promote more widespread use of this clean energy source. By transitioning the state's vehicle fleet to natural gas, Oklahomans are helping to improve air quality in a cost effective way.

"We applaud the state legislature for passing S.B. 656 to ensure that clean, abundant and affordable natural gas continues to drive Oklahoma. We encourage Gov. Fallin to sign this bill into law, and hope other states will follow Oklahoma's lead to adopt and invest in compressed natural gas vehicles to power a cleaner future."


The ANGA has submitted a testimony to the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources & Energy and Finance Committees for a joint hearing regarding a proposed severance tax on natural gas. ANGA opposes the natural gas severance tax proposed by Gov. Wolf.

The testimony can be accessed here.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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