Obama wants to get rid of gasoline cars and replace them with compressed natural gas cars. His motivation for this is that burning methane produces slightly less CO2 than burning gasoline.
During the winter of 1970-1971 I was living in Los Alamos, New Mexico. One evening around 8pm a tremendous natural gas explosion occurred. My neighbors’ house exploded in a massive fireball which actually lifted the house next door off its foundation and set it down about a foot away. No one died, but a girl I went to school with suffered brain damage due to a high fever from her burns.
In 1991 or 1992 I was living in Houston, and was awoken by a natural gas pipeline explosion fifty miles away which killed numerous people. The shockwave practically knocked my pregnant wife out of bed.
In 1937, a gas explosion killed 425 school children in New London, Texas.
Any kind of highly compressed gas (as would be required in a CNG car) is a bomb. Even an inert compressed gas tank containing CO2 or nitrogen would blow up like a bomb if the integrity of the tank were damaged due to an accident or structural defect. But methane is much worse, because it is extremely unstable in the presence of oxygen.
But the most ridiculous thing about Obama’s plan, is that climate alarmists consider methane to be thirty times worse than CO2 for global warming. His motivation for the Obomba Car is beyond idiotic.
Natural gas has killed ten times more schoolchildren than rifles.