“We're just filling in the holes where the demand is,” he said.
Griffith praised Fallin and other state officials for their efforts to promote compressed natural gas, an American fuel that helps create jobs and cleaner air.
Fallin and her Democratic counterpart in Colorado have built a coalition of states interested in adding CNG vehicles to their fleets. Twenty-two states were part of a request this year that resulted in more than 100 bids for cars, trucks and vans that run on natural gas.
State orders vehicles
“We're changing transportation in America,” Fallin said.
Oklahoma ordered 160 natural gas vehicles last week for the Transportation Department, which plans to replace 90 percent of its fleet with such vehicles over the next several years.
Fallin said the Commerce Department is readying an order as well, with an eye toward converting half of its vehicle fleet to natural gas.