Earthjustice Files Suit Over Federal Failure to Compile with EPACT

Federal agencies fail to meet alternative vehicle purchase requirements of 1992 law, as well as failure to use alternative fuel in those vehicles.

Published: 05-Jan-2002

A trio of environmental groups Wednesday filed a lawsuit to force the Bush administration to comply with the alternative-fuel provisions of an energy bill passed during the first Bush administration.

After the Gulf War, Congress overwhelmingly passed the Energy Policy Act of 1992, which, among other things, required that 75 percent of government vehicles run on a fuel other than gasoline.

But that requirement -- enthusiastically endorsed by former President Bush as a means to help reduce American dependence on foreign oil -- has been largely ignored.

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