DOE Floats Petroleum Reduction Rule For Federal Fleets

Law360, New York (March 12, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Energy proposed a rule Monday that would require federal agencies to cut the amount of petroleum they use in vehicle fleets while increasing their use of alternative fuels, the Obama administration's latest effort to encourage alternative fuels amid climbing gasoline prices. 

The proposal marks the DOE’s first major step in implementing President Barack Obama’s order last year to drastically reduce petroleum use in the so-called federal fleet — the largest group of light-duty vehicles in the country. The Obama administration’s ultimate goal...
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