Natural-Gas Vehicles Plan Sputters in Senate

Natural-Gas Vehicles Plan Sputters in Senate

March 13, 2012
Originally published in The Hill

From Ben Geman's post in The Hill's E2 Wire Blog:

The Senate plan would have expanded credits for purchasing natural-gas cars and trucks, provided credits for producing the vehicles and extended credits for natural-gas fueling infrastructure, among other provisions.

But the proposals have drawn heavy pushback from a number of conservative groups, such as Americans for Prosperity, Americans for Tax Reform, the Heritage Foundation and the Competitive Enterprise Institute, as well as chemical companies and other industries reliant on natural gas as a manufacturing feedstock.