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Businesses hoping to receive funding through natural gas grant

WJACTV -- On Dec. 1 it was announced that the Department of Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania would be offering grants to businesses interested in purchasing or converting vehicles to use compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquified natural gas (LNG).

Through Act 13's impact fee, a new three year Natural Gas Energy Development plan was made available through the DEP.

Over the next three years, this new program will make $20 million in grant funds available for businesses to purchase or convert vehicles.

According to the DEP, the money will be allocated on a fiscal year basis.

During the 2012-2013 period, $10 million will be awarded. Officials said $5 million will be available for local transportation agencies.

Officials said during 2013-2014, $7.5 million will be awarded. Fifty percent


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 4:46:08 AM

build more stations. w/ one or two stations in a town and nothing for 100 miles, it's hard to decide to buy such a vehicle.
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remay
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 4:56:26 AM

Funding??? Funding???

Here we go AGAIN!
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:18:40 PM

jkpsr, I fully agree.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:12:29 PM

Everybody likes Grants.
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jkpsr
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:09:20 PM

Someone needs to give a boost to the use of natural gas as a motor fuel.
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Number43
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Enough spending tax dollars.
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bridgerunner
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:03:47 PM

Just when you thought you had seen it all.
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Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:30:33 PM

Wow, interesting way to spend the people's money
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Cheepo
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:41:16 PM

Let the free market work!!!!!!!
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condé
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:07:41 PM

NO MORE GRANTS.... Spending is out of control and this doesn't help.
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BurtB
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:02:24 PM

geezrtek is right.

Government choosing winners and losers is a recipe for Graft.

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When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
P. J. O'Rourke

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"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
Winston Churchill, prime minister of Great Britain (1940–45 and 1951–55)



[Edited by: BurtB at 12/4/2012 2:04:04 PM EST]
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geezrtek
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:03:18 AM

Converting to CNG/LNG good idea.

Gubmint "help" in the process bad idea.
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hibsaw
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Yes, that is our tax money being passed out.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:58:27 AM

CNG or LNG vehicles are a good idea for business. Not sure about the grant though.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:54:09 AM

They should fund themselves.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:42:31 AM

Does it really help or is it wasteful spending?
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Keep ou of it.
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georged12
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:29:20 AM

Why are the taxpayers paying for this plan? If it saves money , the business should pay for it, not another grant.
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Pocket change for cleaner air. GO EPA.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:23:44 AM

Will taxpayers pay for the grant?
Spread the tax around.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:21:47 AM

Why do I feel like this will even effect my wallet here in Indiana?
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WHY does big oil get billions in tax breaks? WHO MAKE BILLIONS IN PROFITS.oh that's right big oil best friends of the REPUBLICANS PARTY
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:18:50 AM

Another handout
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:18:30 AM

This should be encouraged.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:17:13 AM

Anything to get a finger in the pie.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:15:50 AM

More government spending...makes me sick! They just don't get it... However, this is the taxpayer's fault. They re-elected the same idiot that added $6 trillion to our national debt in 4 years.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:15:21 AM

too much goverment
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:14:13 AM

If it is profitable, economical, practical and affordable to implement it will work without grants. Grants only assure one thing, the tax payers will be on the short end again.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:14:01 AM

Government should not be trying to influence markets.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:13:17 AM

The gov will have to implement grants to get the NG running in autos. But not to worry, they will get it all back plus more after everyone has an auto that is dependent upon it. The gov will then stack fuel taxation on the NG so the retail consumer is ripped in the end.

[Edited by: TXryder at 12/4/2012 11:15:59 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:13:16 AM


Another government(taxpayer) giveaway?!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:12:35 AM

Now may be the time to reduce grants and get governmental spending under control.
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Government blowing our tax dollars away.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:12:13 AM

If its cost effective investments will be made by business anyway so why offer free money for something that will be done anyway.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:10:47 AM

they always do that for business but why not set up something for the private citizen.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:10:34 AM

Anything to cut down how much oil is being used.

jimBo
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:09:13 AM

More gummint giveaway.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:08:50 AM

and in other news, clean water is a silly thing of the past
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:08:21 AM

Sucking off the taxpayers teat as usual.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:07:58 AM

More money give-a-way.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:06:39 AM

Stimulating...
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:06:26 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:06:05 AM

Just more government interference in the free market.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:05:20 AM

The Department of Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania sure is spending the people of Pennsylvanias money freely.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:05:13 AM

interesting and strange.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:05:06 AM

Here we go again.....
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techque
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:04:41 AM

nothing in this for you or me.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:02:02 AM

Huh?
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:01:10 AM

If it is worth doing the government doesn't have to pay businesses to do this.
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mpgmustang
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:00:32 AM

I'd like the gov't to give me a grant to fill up my car
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