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Minnesota State Agencies on Pace to Double E-85 Fuel Use in 2007

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota state government agencies are on a pace to double their use of E-85 in 2007.

EPA Releases Underground Storage Tank Guidelines

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its final “Grant Guidelines to States for Implementing the Operator Training Provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.”

Hawaii Takes the First Step to Being a 100 Percent Biodiesel State

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii is taking a big step toward becoming a green state with the policy they have enacted with Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) in association with the Natural Resources Defense Council.

License Plate Scanners Help Recover Stolen Cars, But Raise Concerns

PHOENIX – Officer David Callister was about to drive past the 1991 Nissan sedan when an alert sounded inside his cruiser and an image of a license plate flashed on his laptop.

For Flexcar, No Way Around New Tax

SEATTLE – Thousands of King County residents who use the Flexcar car-sharing service will be charged an extra 9.7-percent rental-car tax..

City of Pocatello Begins Biodiesel Project

POCATELLO, IDAHO – The City of Pocatello, Idaho, is beginning their biodiesel pilot project. A total of five departments in the city are involved in the project and will begin to use biodiesel fuel.

Nampa Police Cruisers Goes Green

NAMPA, IDAHO – The Nampa Police Department has gone green. Effective Saturday, its entire 118-vehicle fleet is operating on ethanol-based fuels.

New Mexico State University Goes Green With On-Campus Vehicles

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The latest “green machine” on the New Mexico State University (NMSU) campus is actually white, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News.

Biodiesel a No-Go in Waste Fleet

SCOTTSBOBO, AL – The Jackson County Commission has voted to discontinue its trial use of an alternative fuel in three trash collection trucks.

Auburn University Buses Switch to Alternative Fuel

AUBURN, AL – The orange and blue Tiger Transit buses at Auburn University are now being fueled with biodiesel. More than 40 Tiger Transit buses run 12 hours a day at Auburn.

Lake Havasu City Fleet Considers Using Biodiesel

LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ – City vehicles in Lake Havasu City may soon be running on biodiesel, a vegetable-based fuel that burns cleaner than traditional diesel fuel.

Missouri Governor Accepts E-85 Hybrid for State Fleet

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A new Ford E-85 Escape Hybrid, made at the Claycomo, Mo., plant, has joined the fleet of state cars.

Armarillo Police Department Installs Rumbling Sirens in Cars

AMARILLO, TEXAS – The Amarillo Police Department recently installed new siren devices on some of its patrol vehicles that give off a low-pitch sound wave that will vibrate the ground, alerting other motorists of an emergency vehicle's presence.

Honolulu City Worker Charged With Taking Bribes for Vehicle Registrations

HONOLULU – An indictment has been returned against a Honolulu city worker accused of taking bribes to illegally update motor vehicle registrations.

National Conference of State Fleet Administrators Stages 2007 Gathering in Hershey, PA

HERSHEY, PA – A wide range of presentations and seminars covering public sector fleet management issues, a vendor fair and networking events highlighted the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators meeting (NCSFA), Sept. 9-14 at the Hershey Lodge convention center.

Merchants Leasing Sponsors Webinar on Alternative Fuel Fleets Oct. 25

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The upcoming Web seminar, “Green Fleet Vehicles — What You Should Know,” is now available to those companies concerned about greenhouse gases, fuel economy, global climate change, and the environment.

Sheriff's Office in ‘Vehicle Crisis' Following SUV Fire

ATHENS, OHIO – The Vinton County Sheriff's Office lost a vehicle over the Labor Day weekend when the department's 1998 Chevrolet Blazer burst into flames.

Honolulu City Worker Charged With Taking Bribes for Vehicle Registrations

HONOLULU – An indictment has been returned against a Honolulu city worker accused of taking bribes to illegally update motor vehicle registrations.

Nampa Police Cruisers Goes Green

NAMPA, IDAHO – The Nampa Police Department has gone green. Effective Saturday, its entire 118-vehicle fleet is operating on ethanol-based fuels.

Biodiesel a No-Go in Waste Fleet

SCOTTSBORO, AL – The Jackson County Commission has voted to discontinue its trial use of an alternative fuel in three trash collection trucks.

City of Pocatello Begins Biodiesel Project

POCATELLO, IDAHO – The City of Pocatello is beginning their biodiesel pilot project. A total of five departments in the city are involved in the project and will begin to use biodiesel fuel.

License Plate Scanners Help Recover Stolen Cars, But Raise Concerns

PHOENIX – Officer David Callister was about to drive past the 1991 Nissan sedan when an alert sounded inside his cruiser and an image of a license plate flashed on his laptop. It was a signal that the vehicle was stolen.

Anderson Police Department Picks Lucas Oil

ANDERSON, IN – Forrest Lucas, founder and president of Lucas Oil Products, announced on March 1, 2006, his plan to invest $122 million over the next 20 years to name the new stadium under construction in downtown Indianapolis the Lucas Oil Stadium.

For Flexcar, No Way Around New Tax

SEATTLE – Thousands of King County residents who use the Flexcar car-sharing service will be charged an extra 9.7-percent rental car tax after the state Department of Revenue determined that car-sharing services were essentially rental car businesses.

Lake Havasu City Fleet Considers Using Biodiesel

LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ – City vehicles in Lake Havasu City may soon be running on biodiesel, a vegetable-based fuel that burns cleaner than traditional diesel fuel.



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