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The President visits a UPS customer center to speak about public and private Green Fleets as one small piece of his Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future, gas prices, and the latest jobs numbers. April 1, 2011.
Obama Continues Push for Clean Energy at Maryland UPS Facility
By JESSICA HARPER
LANDOVER, Md. (April 1, 2011) — President Obama took his energy security push to a UPS shipping house here Friday, where he praised the company’s use of electric vehicles in its daily operations.
This use of green energy, he said, feeds into a broader plan set forth by his administration: He plans to cut America’s foreign oil imports by one-third in a little over a decade.
“That is achievable, it is necessary, it is good for our future, and we are going to get it done,” he said, soon after taking the podium at the UPS Capital Division DC Building. “I’m confident we can get it done.”
The president named advanced biofuel research and new incentives for natural gas fleets as essential to making his plan a reality.
UPS supervisor Tony Strickland beamed as the president spoke.
“It has been the buzz all week,” said Strickland, a Silver Spring resident who oversees the Landover branch. “Even employees unable to make it were really excited for the ones who are here today to see him. Read more here.