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Jul 27, 2010 2:50 PM by Veronica White

Greener Fuel for Lafayette

Legislators discussed a cleaner, greener fuel (compressed natural gas) at Tuesday's Legislative Session Recap.

"We have an abundance of natural gas that we produce from this state; we sell a lot to the rest of the country, but we have a lot of natural gas sitting there to sell already," says Lafayette State Representative Joel Robideaux.

Lafayette got 1 million dollars from the state this session to start the compressed natural gas project-- an attempt to convert the city into natural gas users.

"My goal was to make Lafayette the first city in the state that did convert its fleet and hopefully we're moving in that direction," says Robideaux.

The goal is to open a natural gas fueling station for the public.

They plan to start the project this year.

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