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    In a recent letter urging support for CNG in her Washington agenda I received this letter back.

    Dear Mr. Martin:

    Thank you for writing to express your support for expanding the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a transportation fuel. I appreciate hearing your thoughts, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.

    I share your concern about the rising cost of gasoline, and I agree that we must take steps to reduce our dependence on oil and increase our energy security. Putting more CNG vehicles on the road and investing in the infrastructure to make CNG fuel accessible for drivers may help us achieve that goal.

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the consumption of CNG nationwide has risen by 145 percent over the past six years, increasing the demand for CNG fueling stations. There are currently 150,000 CNG vehicles on the road nationwide but fewer than 1,000 CNG fueling stations in the United States. California leads the nation with more than 33,000 CNG vehicles and nearly 150 public fueling sites. You may also be interested to know that the California Energy Commission has provided more than $4 million to build an additional 40 CNG fueling stations and purchase more than 350 CNG school buses for the State.

    Please know that I appreciate hearing your support for using CNG as a transportation fuel and will keep your thoughts in mind should the Senate consider legislation to address this issue. I will also continue working to advance measures that will diversify our energy supply and increase our energy independence.

    Again, thank you for your letter. If you have further questions or comments, please contact my office in Washington, D.C. at (202) 224-3841. Best regards.



    Sincerely yours,
    Dianne Feinstein
    United States Senator

    Further information about my position on issues of concern to California and the Nation are available at my website http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/. You can also receive electronic e-mail updates by subscribing to my e-mail list at http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ENewsletterSignup.Signup.

  • #2
    Re: Response from Dianne Feinstein

    I'd like to see the letter you wrote her.
    BLUE 09 GX

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    • #3
      Re: Response from Dianne Feinstein

      Though, to be fair, if the letter had said "we need cars that run on dog excrement", the response would have read:

      "Dear Mr. Martin:

      Thank you for writing to express your support for expanding the use of dog excrement (DE) as a transportation fuel. I appreciate hearing your thoughts, and I welcome the opportunity to respond..."


      Their passing of the unconstitutionally criminal bailout bill shows that they're not really listening.

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      • #4
        Re: Response from Dianne Feinstein

        Boy, did you it a raw nerve with me on this one. There is even some pork for Poulson in this bailout bill:

        http://zipline.wordpress.com/2008/10...ot-of-poulson/

        Why is their any pork in a bill to save our economy (it's a rhetorical question)?

        I do hope that Diane Feinstein is sincere though.

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        • #5
          Re: Response from Dianne Feinstein

          I didn't save it... sorry.

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          • #6
            Re: Response from Dianne Feinstein

            Personally, I like how virtually all the 'good stats' she talked about, were from the California state government, and had nothing to do with her. ;-)
            1997 Factory Crown Victoria w/ extended tanks ~~ Clunkerized!
            2000 Bi-Fuel Expedition --> ~~ Sold ~~ <--

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            • #7
              Re: Response from Dianne Feinstein

              What she should have responded:

              "We will immediately require EPA to examine the certification process for CNG vehicles to determine which tests have a meaningful result, and which tests are an excess, unnecessary burden on the free market."

              Yeah, right, dream on...

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