CAPITOL UPDATE: Oklahoma’s Coburn Supports NAT GAS Act

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) released the following statement today in support of the transition of natural gas to a transportation fuel as proposed in the NAT GAS Act:

“I fully support efforts to advance the transition of natural gas into a transportation fuel. This bill is a good start but does not go far enough because it neglects the real problem, which are EPA and IRS regulations that have made the process of converting transportation vehicles non-economically viable,” said Dr. Coburn.

“Still, Congress can help support this process by eliminating these existing obstacles to conversion and retail fuel sales, which would free up manufacturers, filling stations, and motorists to sell and consume natural gas fuel,” said Dr. Coburn.

The Republican Senator is a member of the Judiciary Committee, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Committee on Finance.

Since his election to the Senate in 2004, Dr. Coburn has offered more amendments than any of his colleagues, including ones to eliminate funding for Alaska’s Bridge to Nowhere, New York’s Woodstock Museum, and countless other earmarks sponsored by members of both parties.

Dr. Coburn has also worked to make government more accountable and transparent. In 2006, he teamed up with then-Senator Barack Obama to create USAspending.gov, an online database of all federal spending.

Read Senator Coburn’s complete statement HERE.

CommentsOne Response to “CAPITOL UPDATE: Oklahoma’s Coburn Supports NAT GAS Act”

Tim McCoy


They should give tax credits to bi-fuel vehicles as well as CNG vehicles which is the best way to give gasoline stations competition. With a bi-fuel vehicle, if you have to fill up and the only filling station around sells regular gasoline then you pay 4 bucks a gallon. But, if you find a Clean Energy station you can fill up for about the equivalent of 2 bucks a gallon. This eliminates the whole "I'm afraid to buy a CNG car because there aren't enough stations yet" complaint.

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