Dec. 31, 2009

Biodiesel Truck Transports Capitol Christmas Tree (Text Version)

This is a text version of the video segment Biodiesel Truck Transports Capitol Christmas Tree, which aired on Dec. 31, 2009.

JOHN DAVIS: Our success story of the week hits a yuletide note in our nation's capital, by way of Arizona.

This year's Capitol Christmas Tree, an 85-foot blue spruce, is America's gift from the Grand Canyon State, and comes to us from the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

To promote the use of clean, renewable fuels, the tree was transported across the country on a biodiesel-fueled big rig.

Once anchored in the ground, the tree will be decorated with more than 5,000 ornaments handmade by Arizona residents and strung with energy-efficient LED light strands.

A tradition since 1964, the Capitol Christmas Tree now stands as a shining beacon of hope, thanksgiving, and energy independence for us all.

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