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Old 06-02-2006, 07:36 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Alberta Environment Driving SUVs?

I was driving to work this morning and noticed this brand new, shiny, white Dodge Durango about to pull into traffic - with only the driver in it, of course. I was then shocked to see the Alberta Environment logo lettered on the doors.

Isn't this a severe conflict of interests? That vehicle gets 16/21 mpg at best! When I arrived at work I promptly wrote Alberta Environment an e-mail asking for some explanation of why they would choose such a vehicle.

I hope that is was an FFV model running E85, but I have no confidence that it actually was. If it was I hope that they never run pump gas in it because the FFV model's FE is even worse: 12/15 on gas, 9/11 on E85.

I informed Alberta Environment that Atco Gas (natural gas supplier) runs a fleet of Geo Metros and Dodge Neons to do all their transportation-necessary work.
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....weird....
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i dont know why this double posted, it told me i couldnt post twice in 30seconds... but it posted anyway... so as a said before: ...weird...
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I'm curious to find out what they say back. Despite your Metro/Neon fleet example, I'm betting it'll be something along the lines of demanding driving conditions, winter weather...
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:21 PM   #5
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Me too. No response yet - not even an auto-reply. I even pointedly asked them why they didn't choose a Ford Escape hybrid if the need for an SUV was so great.

I'll post my letter and their reply...if they reply.
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that oil... ugh its poisioning them.
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Still no reply from Alberta Environment. I just re-sent my previous e-mail to them. Maybe they don't consider it a problem?

Perhaps a letter to the local paper is in order...
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Still no reply from Alberta Environment. I just re-sent my previous e-mail to them. Maybe they don't consider it a problem?

Perhaps a letter to the local paper is in order...
I think a letter to the editor would be perfect for this
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:35 AM   #9
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Oh! Well, I just received a note from the info desk saying they have forwarded my letter to the appropriate persons. The person that responded said she does not know what happened to my original e-mail (if it was received or not), but she is going to follow this one through.
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