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Feb 4, 2012 1:03 PM by Matt Stafford

Colo., Okla. governors push natural gas vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The governors of Colorado and Oklahoma are leading an initiative to increase the use of natural gas vehicles in their state automobile fleets.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin hope the multi-state effort will make natural gas vehicles more affordable for the average car buyer.

Hickenlooper, Fallin and the governors of seven other states have signed a memorandum promising to invest in natural gas vehicles when replacing older cars and trucks that burn traditional fuels. The governors say that should encourage U.S. automakers to develop original equipment, fleet natural gas vehicles that will also meet public demand.

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