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The State of Pennsylvania is decidedly taking a step forward in the cause for biofuels. Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty told members of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee this week that using greater amounts of biofuels derived from corn, soybeans, coal and biomass will reduce Pennsylvania's dependence on foreign oil while growing the economy.

Everyone thinks of California as the hotbed of green car legislation, and Cali does have a lot going on there (like the Santa Monica expo), but Pennsylvania is no slouch in the alternative fuel department. We've covered a lot of stories from the Quaker State (other, now slightly ironic nicknames for Pennsylvania: The Coal State, The Oil State) and the news just keeps on coming. Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell announced Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants worth $3 million. The goal,