Did you know propane is an approved clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and 2005? From time-to-time I hear folks say that propane may be a danger to the environment. This is just plain WRONG!
Propane is one of the cleanest burning fuels of all fossil fuels. Tests conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that propane fueled vehicles produce 30% to 90% less carbon monoxide and about 50% fewer toxins and other smog producing emissions than gasoline engines.
Propane is non-toxic, non-caustic and will not create an environmental hazard if released as a liquid or vapor into water or soil. Propane liquid and vapor are environmentally sound and friendly in their unused states (prior to combustion) if released.
Check out a few other examples of why propane is a safe alternative fuel source!
- Propane is not considered a greenhouse gas.
- Propane is not damaging to freshwater or saltwater ecosystems, underwater plant or marine life.
- Propane is not harmful to soil if spilled on the ground.
- Propane will not cause harm to drinking water supplies.
- Propane vapor will not cause air pollution.
- Propane vapor is not harmful if accidentally inhaled by birds, animals or people.