|Battles lines drawn over gas tax extension|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Minutes after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for a first-of-its-kind natural-gas refueling station in west Jacksonville, Mayor Alvin Brown and City Councilman Stephen Joost said they want to put the brakes on a proposal to extend the city’s 6-cent gas tax for 20 years.
Officials touted the new natural-gas station, constructed by Clean Energy Fuels, the company co-founded by Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens, as an important development that will give the city an early piece of an emerging natural-gas market.
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