ADEQ News Release

Public Information Officer - (501) 682-0916


 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 5, 2017

NGV Road Rally

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition, a program of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Office of Energy, is proud to announce that it will host a stop on the 2nd annual “From Sea-to-Shining-Sea” Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) Road Rally Across America. The event will take place on June 9, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, at the ANG CNG fueling station located at 2125 Sanders Road in Conway, and is open to the public.

Conway Mayor Bart Castleberry, ADEQ Office of Air staff member Tricia Treece, and ADEQ Office of Energy Associate Director Mitchell Simpson will be speaking at the rally in Conway.

This year’s NGV Road Rally, presented by NGVAmerica, the American Public Gas Association, and the American Gas Association, highlights the many benefits of using clean-burning, domestic natural gas in transportation and the variety of vehicles available today that operate on natural gas.

The coast-to-coast road rally not only dispels the myth of NGV “range anxiety,” but will also draw media attention to the historic VW settlement program. This rally also serves to educate state officials on how NGVs are the most cost-effective use of funds for clean transportation projects outlined in the $2.9 billion Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund.

This year’s eighteen-stop, 4,825-mile journey starts outside of Long Beach, CA on Monday, June 5th, and concludes in Washington, DC on Friday, June 16th.

CONTACT: Kelly Robinson (Robinson@adeq.state.ar.us or 501.682.0916)

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