I just cannot stand these high gasoline prices and I live in California. ( March 11, 2012 )
About a mile from my house at the Natural Gas Company is a natural gas fueling station that anyone can use and CNG currently costs $1.97 a gallon vs. close to $ 4.60 a gallon for gasoline here in Santa Barbara.
I have looked into converting my 1994 nissan truck into a CNG setup, but If I do it in California, the CARB will charge me will tampering with the emission system and charge me big money daily and send me to court, this you must understand, even though my exhaust will meet and exceed 2020 CARB air requirements. They would rather I make dirtier air and use gasoline to support the terrorist countries in the middle east.
The transfer of my car to CNG takes about 10 hours, I can do it myself, it will cost me about $1,400 dollars and I will be off of gasoline, yet they want to make me the criminal.
My question is ...Is CARB bought sold and regulated by the big oil companies...
and how do we turn CARB around in California.