Editor, Daily Press:
The opening of the new compressed natural gas filling station in Tahlequah is an exciting step for Americans searching for alternative energy programs.
The guest speaker, Rep. John Sullivan, has long been a proponent for this form of energy and the natural gas industry. It is a stretch, however, to credit him with “securing funding for the project” as noted in the Press’ article on Aug. 17.
The $1.4 million grant used for the construction of the two area CNG stations was the result of that “dreaded S-word” - a statement made by one of the speakers at the station’s Tahlequah opening. It was also noted that this money was used to fund many area jobs connected to the project.
The “S” word, of course, refers to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, popularly referred to as a stimulus bill. A quick look at Rep. Sullivan’s voting record shows that he voted against this bill on Jan. 28, 2009, and again on Feb. 13, 2009.
To say he helped secure funding for this project is somewhat disingenuous when this funding was secured from a bill he did not support.
Editor, Daily Press:
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