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Great idea, but not likely in this political environment.

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 6:57 PM, Dr. Ann C. Wilkie <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Natural Gas for Vehicles Could Use U.S. Support
>
> New York Times, June 21, 2012.
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> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/**06/22/business/natural-gas-**
> vehicles-are-a-compelling-**target-for-a-federal-program.**
> html?_r=2&pagewanted=all<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/business/natural-gas-vehicles-are-a-compelling-target-for-a-federal-program.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all>
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> According to this article, natural gas (NG) is cheap, plentiful, and
> less polluting relative to oil, but lacks the infrastructure (i.e.
> filling stations) for broad delivery as a vehicle fuel.  NG vehicles are
> used by some local bus and garbage-truck fleets that operate in a
> limited area and can fill up at their own re-fueling stations.  Some
> stations aimed at consumers are being built but progress is slow.
> There’s also a lack of NG vehicles available for consumers to buy in the
> US, whereas bi-fuel (use either petrol or NG) vehicles have long been
> available in Europe.  This article suggests that the Government should
> initiate a federal program to build out the necessary natural gas
> stations as a means to create jobs for construction workers, save money
> for consumers, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
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