When it comes to the environment, propane is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels on the planet. In fact, propane is an approved alternative clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act as well as the National Energy Policy Act of 1992. By using propane gas instead of other forms of energy like electricity, you can cut emissions and help preserve the environment. Propane is a nontoxic, clean source of energy and neither the process by which it is produced nor the combustion of propane gas produces significant acid rain contaminants.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), much of the sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere (a chemical that produces acid rain), can be attributed to coal power plants. You can also make a significant difference to our environment by limiting your electricity usage. Since it is nontoxic it also is not harmful to soil or water. Since propane is not a danger to our environment, the placement of your propane tanks either above or below ground is not restricted by the EPA. With these facts in mind, you can rest easy knowing that the fuel that you use to heat your home or power your business, is clean and safe for the environment.