Rep. Engel Passes Amendment To Compel Alternative Fuel For Federal Fleet

engelFuelLast week, Congressman Eliot Engel introduced and passed an amendment requiring the mandatory use of alternative fuel vehicles in the federal fleet was adopted into the FY2015 Budget, specificially the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The ammendment was agreed to.

The amendment codifies the Presidential Memorandum on Federal Fleet Performance issued in May by President Barack Obama.  The Memorandum would require all new light duty vehicles in the federal fleet to be alternate fuel vehicles, such as hybrid, electric, natural gas, or biofuel, by December 31, 2015.

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