Federal government switches to cleaner cars at Hanford

Tri-City HeraldJune 1, 2011 

Frank Armijo, the president of Hanford's Mission Support Alliance, drives around the nuclear reservation in a hybrid Chevy Tahoe.

It's one of more than 50 hybrids that are helping the Hanford fleet reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

President Obama has called on the federal government through an executive order to lead by example toward a clean energy economy and reduce greenhouse gas pollution. At Hanford, Mission Support Alliance, the sitewide support services contractor, is in charge of leading the effort. Its largest step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions has been to increase the number of cars used by three Hanford prime contractors and both DOE offices on site that run on E-85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent conventional fuel.

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