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T. Boone Pickens praises green taxi project in Dallas
There are plans to replace the Dallas taxicab fleet from gasoline to compressed natural gas vehicles, and the efforts have received a high-profile support from prominent businessman T. Boone Pickens.
Pickens, a billionaire financier and oil investor, knows a thing or two about business careers in the energy field, and he believes alternative fuel vehicles are the future of the transportation industry.
"I want to get us off of foreign oil, and every time I can influence that, I do," he said, quoted by Dallas Morning News.
"Why would you buy gasoline from Saudi Arabia when you can buy natural gas from here?" he added.
Pickens recently joined Dallas mayor Tom Leppert in reviewing a prototype cab that is expected to run 250 miles on a single fill-up of natural gas, the source further explains.
With similar initiatives stemming from billions of dollars of new investment in the next generation green vehicles, those who enroll in masters or doctoral programs in environmental science may significantly boost their business career prospects.
According to government figures, job growth for environmental engineers will average 25 percent for the next seven years, with top specialists in the field already earning more than $106,230.