STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies
RE: Mandating 25% gasoline consumption reduction by State-owned vehicles
WHEREAS, Delaware and all America are in the throes of a critical and all-pervasive energy crisis; and
WHEREAS, a serious shortage of energy could have an adverse effect upon the health, welfare and economy of the State of Delaware and her citizens; and
WHEREAS, on the 21st day of November, 1973, I, in my capacity as Governor of the State of Delaware, recognized this energy crisis by declaring a State of Emergency; and
WHEREAS, a 25% reduction in gasoline consumption by State-owned vehicles is consistent with requests being made of the consumer to conserve energy.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby order that (with the exception of those vehicles required for public safety or other emergency or essential services) all departments and agencies of the State of Delaware are to initiate programs as necessary to reduce gasoline consumption by State-owned vehicles by 26%.
This Order shall be effective at 12:01 A.M., Thursday, December 27, 1973 and, within ten days after that date, each Department and Agency shall submit to the Office of the Governor a plan to implement this program.
Approved this 21st day of December, 1973.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT
ROBERT H. REED
Secretary of State