There are a lot of things you can do to make liberals completely flip their lids, especially since they are delicate snow flakes that melt and wither away at the slightest provocation, but if you really want to see one go from zero to one-hundred, do what these Republican lawmakers from Wyoming are thinking of doing with electric cars. If you sit in a quiet room, you’ll eventually hear the sound of progressive tree huggers all across our great land screaming in unison.
“Whereas other states, such as Oregon, New York, and California, have pledged to phase out combustion engines as a means of combatting the specter of anthropogenic climate change, Republicans in the state Senate and House seek to phase out new electric vehicles sales by 2035,” TheBlaze is reporting.
“Republican Sens. Jim Anderson, Brian Boner, Ed Cooper, and Dan Dockstader and Reps. Donald Burkhart and Bill Henderson have sponsored a joint resolution to this effect,” the report continued.
Along with all of the jobs and revenue that comes from oil and gas, the legislation also puts strong emphasis on the fact that gas-powered vehicles ensure efficiencies throughout the nation for a whole host of businesses in various industries.
Noting that gas-powered vehicles are sturdy and already have infrastructure in the state, “Wyoming’s vast stretches of highway, coupled with a lack of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, make the widespread use of electric vehicles impracticable for the state.”
“Even if taxpayers’ money was effectively used laying that infrastructure, the lawmakers suggested in their bill that it would still require ‘massive amounts of new power generation in order to sustain the misadventure of electric vehicles,'” TheBlaze stated.
“The lawmakers noted that it’s not just the open road and the demands placed on the state by EVs that pose a challenge to the gas-free paradigm championed elsewhere by Democrats. ‘The batteries used in electric vehicles contain critical minerals whose domestic supply is limited and at risk for disruption,'” they went on to write.
Over the course of the last 12 months there has been a significant supply shortage of key metals that are needed to produce the batteries EVs use. Bloomberg recently stated that it’s currently unclear whether lithium supplies will catch up with the demand this year, despite the bearish forecasts that have suggested a balanced market might soon be on the way.
Batteries in EVs also require minerals such as cobalt and nickel.
The International Energy Agency indicated back in its report concerning clean energy transitions, which was published in March 2022, a “typical electric car requires six times the mineral inputs of a conventional car.”
“The Verge reported in August that the shift to EVs will overwhelm U.S. mining operations, prompting reliance on foreign sources,” the report continued. “Rather than rely on foreign and possibly hostile sources to power potentially unreliable vehicles, the lawmakers suggested that Wyoming motorists should take advantage of the state’s natural bounty.”
The bill also shines a light on something that should be of major concern for environmentalists, saying, “The critical minerals used in electric batteries are not easily recyclable or disposable, meaning that municipal landfills in Wyoming and elsewhere will be required to develop practices to dispose of these minerals in a safe and responsible manner.”
“Phasing out the sale of new electric vehicles in Wyoming by 2035 will ensure the stability of Wyoming’s oil and gas industry and will help preserve the country’s critical minerals for vital purposes,” TheBlaze said.
If this happens, liberals are truly going to lose their minds.
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