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ls it immoral to drive an electric vehicle?

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Posted By: Hazymac, 6/9/2022 8:22:43 PM

Of all the crazy policies we see implemented around us, from decriminalizing theft to teaching children to change their “gender,” perhaps the craziest is government’s determination to force us to drive electric vehicles. EVs like the Tesla are perfectly fine cars, or would be if they weren’t subsidized or mandated. But they are terrible for the environment, and the conditions under which their materials are mined raise serious ethical questions. Ronald Stein makes excellent points in his column titled “Is it ethical to purchase a lithium battery powered EV?” "The lower image is just one lithium supply mine where entire mountains are

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Reply 1 - Posted by: thefield 6/9/2022 8:55:46 PM (No. 1181233)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: downnout 6/9/2022 9:52:23 PM (No. 1181277)
Windmill blades wear out. And they are not recycled but are buried. So much for the environment…/s
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 6/9/2022 10:57:55 PM (No. 1181334)
I'll never have one, or drive one.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: BarryNo 6/9/2022 11:17:30 PM (No. 1181347)
Yes. It's a lie. It's not green at all. 90% of electricity is genersted by burning coal. Even if 100% of the electricity were solar/wind, it still would be a net loss as mining the rare earths damages the environment, and the windmills chop birds and insects to bits. Andvthe Dems are disassembling every water driven power plant they can get their hands on and disdain any nuclear powered option. What's left?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 6/9/2022 11:42:41 PM (No. 1181357)
How about the guy who owns a vacation rental home, plugs in his car then writes off the electric bill on his taxes?0
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/10/2022 7:11:48 AM (No. 1181475)
The very quiet part out loud...How do EV drivers pay gas taxes for roads????????????? THEY DO NOT!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Californian 6/10/2022 9:02:21 AM (No. 1181598)
Who cares? It's a stupid question. I didn't buy a Tesla to virtue signal to my neighbors. I got a Tesla because it's zippy and fun to drive. On my test drive I got it up to 90+ on a side street super fast (no I didn't stop watch it) with the sales gal white knuckling the arm rest. I was sold right there. Green? Who cares?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/10/2022 10:37:46 AM (No. 1181729)
FTA: “Green” energy is a catastrophically bad idea. No, the idea is fine. Its application is the problem. As Merle Haggard wrote, it's all free Bubble-Up and Rainbow Stew. So long as the environmental and social damage is over there and not here, what's the ethical problem?
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