(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) released the following statement today supporting the transition of natural gas to a transportation fuel provided the real problem- eliminating federal obstacles and burdensome EPA regulations- is addressed in the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act, otherwise referred to as the NAT GAS Act.

“I fully support efforts to advance the transition of natural gas into a transportation fuel. This bill is a good start but does not go far enough because it neglects the real problem, which are EPA and IRS regulations that have made the process of converting transportation vehicles non-economically viable,” said Dr. Coburn.

“Still, Congress can help support this process by eliminating these existing obstacles to conversion and retail fuel sales, which would free up manufacturers, filling stations, and motorists to sell and consume natural gas fuel”.