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Full Text of Obama's Clean Fleet Speech at UPS

Friday, April 01, 2011

Here's the full text of the President Barack Obama's remarks on clean fleet technology. -TN

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

ON THE CLEAN FLEET PARTNERSHIP

Landover UPS Facility, Landover, Maryland

12:33 P.M. EDT, April 1, 2011

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Hello, everybody.  Thank you so much.  Everybody, please have a seat.

I am thrilled to be here, proud to be joined here today by two of our outstanding Cabinet Secretaries, Steven Chu and Ray LaHood.  Where are Steven Chu and Ray?  There they are over there.  We’re here today for a simple reason:  Ray wasn’t home when they tried to deliver a package yesterday -- (laughter) -- so we thought we’d just grab it and be on our way.  (Laughter.)  I’ve been working them too hard.

In addition to Steve and Ray, we also have the Attorney General of Maryland, Doug Gansler, is here.  (Applause.)  And we’ve got one of the finest senators in the United States Senate, from Maryland, Ben Cardin is in the house.  (Applause.)

We actually didn’t come here for -- to grab a package.  We’re actually here to announce an exciting new partnership between the federal government and some of America’s leading companies –- a partnership that will help reduce our dependence on oil, that will protect our planet, and will spur economic growth.

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