Policy

2017 Policy Priorities


Clean Fuels Michigan is driven by members in the business community and organizations that believe in economic growth in a sustainable environment. One of the most important roles that we serve is to advance the interests of Clean Fuels Michigan (CFM) in the public policy arena.  The CFM Board of Directors has identified the following priority issues in 2017:

  • Integrating clean fuels into the state’s mobility agenda
  • Providing strategic guidance and proposals to executive agencies on the implementation and use of settlement funds for clean fuels
  • Designation of the Michigan to Montana (M2M)I-94 corridor as a clean fuel corridor under the FAST Act to secure federal funding for clean fuel infrastructure
  • Obtain rulings by the MPSC or legislation that provides a strategy for creating a network of clean fuel infrastructure statewide and a process for cost recovery
  • Create financing incentives for businesses to invest in on-site clean fuel infrastructure
  • Update Michigan law to be consistent with enacted federal provisions that allow vehicles operated by CNG or LNG engines to exceed the axle loading maximums (Currently sponsored by Sen. Casperson)
  • Pursue a business tax credit or revolving loan fund for converting vehicles to cleaner fuels, equal to 50% of the differential cost up to $15,000 per commercial vehicle
  • Monitor changes to the state’s recently enacted transportation funding package, including an amendment to use a gasoline or diesel equivalent tax rate
  • Create a $1,000 sales tax credit, at point of sale, for the purchase of qualified clean fuel passenger vehicles
  • Provide for a local innovation fund to provide a grant or loan of up to $500,000 per qualified applicant  for collaborative demonstration projects
  • Continue $3,000,000 annual appropriation for school bus conversions.
  • Advocate for federal policy priorities including but not limited to LNG tax equity, alternative fuel tax credits, and natural gas research & development