President Joe Biden has been a dutiful messenger of the supposed environmental benefits associated with replacing traditional automobiles with electric vehicles, but there is mounting evidence that the production and operation of EVs can take an equal or even greater toll on the planet.
From the coal-powered plants needed to power EV factories to the extensive mining required to create batteries, many skeptics have started to speak out openly against the prevailing leftist narrative.
Instead of focusing on electricity as a green solution, industry experts, including Western Energy Alliance President Kathleen Sgamma are advocating for larger investments in natural gas exploration.
“There are problems with electric vehicles,” she recently explained. “There are problems with range and what happens when it’s cold or hot. They are missing an opportunity when it comes to natural gas. They are clean burning and they are great for vehicles like buses and delivery. They reduce gas emissions.”
The Energy Department appears to agree, calling natural gas “a relatively clean burning fossil fuel” that “results in fewer emissions of nearly all types of air pollutants and carbon dioxide” when burned compared to coal or petroleum.
That assessment is seemingly at odds with the Biden administration’s all-out attack on natural gas, which includes plans to heavily regulate if not ban gas-powered appliances.
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers Vice President Jill Notini took aim at the same agency that touted the benefits of natural gas, asserting: “This approach by DOE could effectively ban gas appliances. We are concerned this approach could eliminate fully featured gas products.”
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Meanwhile, the insufficient EV charging infrastructure that currently exists in the United States relies on a hodgepodge of power sources that can be impossible to trace. While renewable energy such as wind and solar power can contribute to the electricity used to power these vehicles, one expert cited by Just The News said that “it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what kind of energy is used” in the charging stations.
Although the federal government ostensibly favors electricity based on the dubious claim that it is more eco-friendly, Sgamma suggested that the policies are designed to eliminate consumer choice.
“We have so many regulations coming out of the Biden administration that will harm consumers,” she said, noting that it “affects the lives of everyday Americans.”