Trump cancels Clean Cities Program

   June 12, 2017. The White House has chosen to eliminate the Clean Cities Budget, and in turn, end the program. The program has survived for nearly 25 years because of its dedication to the cause and its determination to get alternatives to gasoline and diesel to become mainstream.

   Each Federal Dollar ($1) put into the program Clean Cities turns into $10.60 of private investment. This work helps stimulate the local, regional and national economy by provide new jobs in the transportation and industry sector, and increase national security as these alternative fuels are domestic.

   The DOE Clean Cities Program is the federal government's most effective initiative focused on increasing energy security through the deployment of alternative fuels, vehicles, and infrastructure that are primarily domestically produced. According to DOE annual reports, from 2006 through 2015 Clean Cities has leveraged $207.3 million in program funding into another $2.2 billion in state, local, and private investment in alternative fuels deployment projects. This is an overall leverage ratio of $10.60 for every $1 in the Clean Cities budget. These funds were used to deploy a diverse array of petroleum reducing fuels, vehicles and refueling stations that were based on specific state and local transportation needs. Clean Cities has developed projects that have reduced petroleum consumption by more than 8.5 billion gallons. The program is on track to decrease petroleum use by 2.5 billion gallons annually by 2020.