Governor Matt Mead joined 12 other governors in promoting wider use of natural gas.

The governors sent a letter to automakers requesting information on procuring natural gas vehicles for state vehicle fleets. The states are gathering the information to develop a multi-state solicitation, which will likely be forthcoming later this summer.

Mead says Wyoming and other states need to buy vehicles for their fleets and if they can aggregate their purchasing power in order to get natural gas vehicles it will build momentum for the production of these cars and trucks.

The states involved in this effort are Wyoming, Oklahoma, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Utah, Maine, New Mexico, West Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, Ohio, Mississippi and Louisiana.

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