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Argument: Unregulated natural gas car conversions can be dangerous

Issue Report: Natural gas vehicles

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Brandon Loomis. “Mileage vs. safety? Number of natural gas car conversions explodes”. The Salt Lake Tribune. 26 August 2008 – “Many of the [natural gas] vehicles [in Utah] – including the nearly 700 that earned one-time tax breaks last year – are professionally equipped, safe and certified by the Environmental Protection Agency…Others are backyard jobs with worn tanks and faulty exhaust systems, endangering both motorists and the Wasatch Front’s air, Clean Cities Director Robin Erickson said. Those who buy old tanks or don’t install kits properly are creating car bombs…”They could cause a serious explosion,” Erickson warned.”