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House OK's Bill To Provide Incentives For Alternative Fuel

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas House approved a bill today that
would provide 20 million dollars a year in incentives for
alternatives fuels.

The proposal was one of House Speaker Benny Petrus' priorities
for the session. It would provide 16 million dollars a year for
companies to develop the fuels, while the remaining four
million dollars would be split evenly between research and a
weatherization program.

The House voted 98-to-two in favor of the proposal, which now
goes to the Senate.

Representatives Aaron Burkes, a Republican from Lowell, and Dan
Greenberg, a Republican from Little Rock, voted against the bill.

(Copyright 2007 The Associated Press)

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