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Trumbull County lawmaker campaigns for alternative fuel sources

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State Representative Sean O'Brien (D-Bazetta) is on a statewide tour of alternative energy fueling stations to advocate for the development and expansion of alternative fuel opportunities for Ohio businesses and local governments.

The Ohio House recently passed legislation sponsored by Rep. O'Brien, House Bill 336, to help incentivize private and public entities to convert or purchase vehicles that run on alternative fuels.

"As more Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations become available, we can expect an even greater degree of energy independence, fewer harmful greenhouse gas emissions being released into our environment and more Ohioans with the chance to save on their fuel costs." said O'Brien.

Rep. O'Brien will tour a total of five facilities in the Columbus-area this week, including the CNG stations serving the city vehicles of Dublin and Columbus, Yellow Cab of Columbus, Quasar Energy Group and the electric vehicle (EV) station at the Electrical Trades Center. Funding for four of these locations was made available through the US Department of Energy's Recovery Act with assistance by Clean Fuels Ohio.

The lawmaker plans to continue his tour over the summer at alternative energy facilities in Canton and Cincinnati.

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