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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 2:46:08 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 2:56:26 AM

Funding??? Funding???

Here we go AGAIN!
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:18:40 PM

jkpsr, I fully agree.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:12:29 PM

Everybody likes Grants.
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jkpsr
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:09:20 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 9:03:47 PM

Just when you thought you had seen it all.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:30:33 PM

Wow, interesting way to spend the people's money
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Cheepo
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:41:16 AM

Let the free market work!!!!!!!
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condé
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:07:41 AM

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 11:02:24 AM

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 9:03:18 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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swepson
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:58:27 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 8:54:09 AM

They should fund themselves.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:42:31 AM

Does it really help or is it wasteful spending?
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:40:16 AM

Keep ou of it.
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georged12
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:29:20 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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AcuraTSX
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:23:44 AM

Will taxpayers pay for the grant?
Spread the tax around.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:21:47 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 8:18:50 AM

Another handout
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:18:30 AM

This should be encouraged.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:17:13 AM

Anything to get a finger in the pie.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:15:50 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 8:15:21 AM

too much goverment
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:14:13 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 8:14:01 AM

Government should not be trying to influence markets.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:13:17 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 8:13:16 AM


Another government(taxpayer) giveaway?!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:12:35 AM

Now may be the time to reduce grants and get governmental spending under control.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:12:13 AM

Government blowing our tax dollars away.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:12:13 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 8:10:47 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 8:10:34 AM

Anything to cut down how much oil is being used.

jimBo
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:09:13 AM

More gummint giveaway.
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and in other news, clean water is a silly thing of the past
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:08:21 AM

Sucking off the taxpayers teat as usual.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:07:58 AM

More money give-a-way.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:06:39 AM

Stimulating...
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:06:26 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:06:05 AM

Just more government interference in the free market.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:05:20 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 8:05:13 AM

interesting and strange.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:05:06 AM

Here we go again.....
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techque
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:04:41 AM

nothing in this for you or me.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:02:02 AM

Huh?
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:01:10 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 8:00:32 AM

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