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Natural-gas vehicle incentive package passes House committee

By - Last modified: April 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM

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The state House Finance Committee on Tuesday approved legislation from midstate lawmakers for annual tax credits for purchasing natural-gas vehicles, establishing natural-gas fueling stations at major interstates and encouraging firms to move to natural-gas vehicle fleets, according to a news release.

The action moves House Bills 301, 305 and 309 to the full House for consideration, according to the news release from state Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre and Mifflin counties, who chairs the committee.

The bills' prime sponsors are listed as Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York County; Rep. Gordon Denlinger, R-Lancaster County; and Rep. Seth Grove, R-York County.

"Running vehicles on Pennsylvania natural gas makes a lot more sense to me than running them on oil from countries that don't like us very much," Benninghoff said in the release.

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey covers York County, agribusiness, energy and environment, and workforce issues. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at brentb@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @brentburkey.

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