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Maritime Officials Seeing Advantages of Clean Burning Propane

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Given the importance of the propane industry to local communities, it is critical clean burning propane be given equal opportunity and consideration within governments as they develop environment and energy policies. Since the start of the new year, the Canadian Propane Association has met with various levels of government throughout the Maritimes to discuss the use of propane as an alternate fuel for the Maritime provinces, their municipalities, and rural regions. Topics included using propane as a low emission fuel source for school and transit buses as well as for municipality fleets.

Governments are seeing the environmental advantages of lowering their province’s carbon footprint but also the cost advantages of buying a lower cost fuel and reduced maintenance fees. Meetings have included: City of Dieppe, New Brunswick; Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, PEI; First Nation communities in PEI and Nova Scotia; and the Department of Environment, Cape Breton Regional Municipalities and the City of Halifax in Nova Scotia.
 

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