What benifits would come from using natural gas? I understand it would stop our need to import oil, its cheep (er than oil) and its cleaner than oil. I just don't think its worth it. By the time natural gas stations are as plentyful as gas stations are today (there is one natural gas station in the entire state of Florida) and when everyone gets a new natural gas-using car, we're going to be in another energy crisis.
I think we should stop using fuel in our cars. We've all heard of electric cars, Clean, Cheep, Cars that use $50,000 batteries to take them 300 miles. Stupid Right?. But imagin a slot car. A track, with two metal strips to transfer power to the cars. Imagin that on the Highways. Simple electric cars that receive energy from the roads. The power strips would be placed on highways and major roads, and the cars would have smaller (say 100 mile) batteries to power them on minor roads.
This system, altough it will cost a lot, it will employ thousands to update the roads, as well as build wind turbines, solar panels and nuclear power facilities. And, driving will be cheep, probobly the equivalent to $0.50/gal. Prices could be taxed to say about $1.50/gal, to help pay for building the whole system.