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95metro 06-02-2006 06:36 AM

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.

thisisntjared 06-02-2006 07:48 AM

....weird....

thisisntjared 06-02-2006 07:55 AM

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...

MetroMPG 06-02-2006 11:53 AM

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...

95metro 06-02-2006 12:21 PM

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.

philmcneal 06-03-2006 02:18 AM

that oil... ugh its poisioning them.

95metro 06-12-2006 08:39 AM

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...

Matt Timion 06-12-2006 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 95metro
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

95metro 06-12-2006 09:35 AM

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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