Ohio gov signs on to natural gas vehicles push

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich has told governors in Oklahoma and Colorado that his state wants to join their initiative to increase the use of natural gas vehicles in state automobile fleets.
Kasich sent a letter this week affirming the state's interest in the governors' effort, which is aimed at making the vehicles more affordable for the average car buyer.
Besides Oklahoma and Colorado, the governors of Kentucky, Maine, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming have signed a memorandum committing their states to the initiative.
Kasich says his signature can be added to the effort, along with the state's seal.
The memorandum promises to invest in natural gas vehicles when replacing older cars and trucks that burn traditional fuels.
Ohio has more than 12,000 vehicles in its fleet.