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Pushing the Electric Car Craze

Written By: The ECJ Staff  |  Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2011

            With the support of Federal tax dollars, The Eau Claire City Council is stepping into the latest enviromentalist fad - hybrid and electric vehicles.

            On November 7th, local Congressional Representative Ron Kind announced that almost a million dollars will be given to the City of Eau Claire in order to help them buy gas-electric hybrid buses to replace three aging buses of the government run Eau Claire Transit.  The $880,000 grant is from the Federal Transit Administration's Good Repair Program which takes money from government bonds or from taxes collected from Americans and redistributes it to a few cities in order to make them "greener".

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