Wyoming Lawmakers To Consider Resolution Against Electric Cars
A Wyoming legislative committee is slated to take up a resolution calling for an end to electric car sales in Wyoming by 2035
It's important to note that resolutions are not legally binding laws but are aimed at expressing an opinion. You can read Senate Joint Resolution 4 here.
It's scheduled for consideration upon the noon recess on Monday by the Senate Minerals, Business, and Economic Development Committee. The chairman of that committee, Sen. Jim Anderson, is a sponsor of the resolution.
The text of the bill cites the importance of the oil and gas industry to Wyoming's economy, and goes on to say:
''WHEREAS, 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; and
WHEREAS, the batteries used in electric vehicles contain critical minerals whose domestic supply is limited and at risk for disruption; and
WHEREAS, 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; and
WHEREAS, the expansion of electric vehicle charging stations in Wyoming and throughout the country necessary to support more electric vehicles will require massive amounts of new power generation in order to sustain the misadventure of electric vehicles; ''
If the resolution ends up winning final approval, the bill calls for copies to be sent to the President of the United States, every member of Wyoming's congressional delegation, the Speaker of the U.S. House, the President of the U.S. Senate, the Governor of Wyoming and the Governor of California.
California has ordered a ban on the sale of all new gasoline-powered cars and light trucks by 2035.