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Virginia To Move To Alternative Fuels In State Vehicles

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McDonnell signed the order July 12 surrounded by a fleet of vehicles powered by alternative fuels at the Office of Fleet Management Services in Richmond, the Associated Press reports.

The order requires that a plan for switching the state's fleet of vehicles to alternative fuels be on the governor's desk for review and approval by January 1.

McDonnell is also promoting a new Virginia law allowing retailers to provide more charging locations for electric vehicles.

The governor says it makes sense for Virginia to shift to fuels such as biodiesel and electricity to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil.

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