ACC Commends Congressman Pompeo for Opposing Massive New Subsidies for Natural Gas Vehicles

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 6, 2011) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today applauded Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) for opposing the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act (H.R. 1380), or NAT GAS Act.

“We commend Congressman Pompeo for standing against expensive, unnecessary subsidies for natural gas vehicles,” said Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council.  “At a time when Congress is challenged to get our fiscal house in order, such legislation is highly inappropriate.  Taxpayers cannot afford another massive subsidy program, especially one that favors one industry over another and bolsters a market that’s functioning well on its own. 

“Natural gas has many economic and environmental advantages that should lead to market success without generous federal preferences, and American manufacturing relies on natural gas to remain competitive.  We urge other lawmakers to let markets work and oppose the NAT GAS Act.”

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