Last week, the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) finally announced that it has adopted regulations that will make liquefied natural gas (LNG) available to fuel trucks and for other purposes. New York was been the only state in the nation that did not allow LNG fueling stations.
This means that the state’s trucking industry (and any business that runs a fleet of trucks) can switch from diesel to cleaner-burning natural gas. That’s good for the environment, and it’s good for consumers as well. It’s also good for our nation’s energy security, since we are one of the world’s largest natural producers. (Except for New York State, where we will not be allowing the natural gas industry to participate in the energy revolution.)