Obama announces 'clean fleets' program
April 1st, 2011
01:06 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama announces 'clean fleets' program

(CNN) - President Barack Obama continues his clean energy push Friday by announcing a new National Clean Fleets Partnership that works with major companies to cut gasoline consumption by their trucks.

The program is part of Obama's plan announced Wednesday to reduce U.S. oil imports by a third by 2025.


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  1. California Conservative

    What he means by "helping" is that he'll nudge (force) them into doing it. The media is so lame.

    April 1, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Sounds like something that would be a good candidate for a GOTea Party budget cut.

    April 1, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Mr. President. Don't forget the incentives to Buy American vehicles, which means that US auto makers need to get on the ball to meet the challenge.

    April 1, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  4. terry,va

    Hey idiot Obuumie. The answer is to produce more oil along with conservation programs. You need to get on board with OUR drilling not Brazil's and everyone else's. Under your leadership gas prices have doubled from $1.79 a gallon to $3.58 with no in end sight. All food products have gone up as well but we don't have inflation because Obummie doesn't include food and energy prices. Anyone but Obummie in 2012 !!!!!

    April 1, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  5. ConservaFascists

    This sounds like a step in the right direction. However, I can already see that business are going to want some sort of tax relief for transitioning their fleets.

    April 1, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  6. Derrek

    Wow, yet another bogus group created by Obama. Seriously Liberals, even you have to be tired of all the made up organization this guy has created to supposedly help anyone but the government.

    April 1, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  7. SJC2

    Local trucks from FedEx to furniture movers can convert to CNG dual fuel, the air is cleaner and less imported oil. It is the easiest and most productive change we can make for the better in the short run.

    April 1, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  8. Get A Grip

    What a joke this guy is.....he flies all over the globe leaving his vacation carbon footprints everywhere yet he preaches green this, clean that. The guy should start practicing what he preaches.

    "National Clean Fleets Partnership" (translated) Just one more way I will control the American people.

    April 1, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  9. diridi

    clean energy, fuel efficiency, education, infrastructure, stringent immigration, and audit on wealthy Tax cheats, medicare fraud check.......need this nation.....o.k.

    April 1, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  10. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    Natural gas truck fleets at airports would be one idea.

    April 1, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |