Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Group Finds No Quick Cure for Air Pollution.

Byline: Steve Shoup Journal Staff Writer

Cars cause air pollution, but solutions to that problem may not be easy, the Rio Rancho Air Quality Task Force is finding.

Natural gas-powered cars can cut pollution, but converting cars from gasoline has been complicated by a sudden increase in the price of natural gas.

"Nobody's going to want to use alternate fuels," task force member William "Doug" Taylor said at the panel's meeting Thursday. "(Drivers are) just not willing to use alternate fuels, but that doesn't mean that we can't look at other things."

Taylor pointed out that natural gas-powered vehicles might be less attractive now because the price of natural gas has risen sharply in recent months due to demand for heating in winter and because of California's energy shortages. …

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