Susan Knopf did an excellent job of noting the environmental destruction that comes from mining lithium for the batteries utilized in electric vehicles. I’d be stunned if the Nevada mine she mentioned will obtain a allow, since environmentalists create such a fuss about useful resource extraction in the United States.
Regardless, all that lithium utilized in electric car batteries, in addition to different uncommon earth minerals utilized in so-called renewable wind and solar energy, has to be mined someplace. She ought to have posted an image of the monster mines in China that produce these minerals so environmentalists can see the actually enormous destruction of their “sustainable” power techniques.
As for proudly owning an electric car, I’m wondering if Knopf is having second ideas after seeing the 24-hour-plus visitors jam on Interstate 95 days earlier than her column was printed. Can you think about that huge mess if all these vehicles have been electric vehicles? The tow vans could be busy for weeks. And how many individuals would have frozen to demise with out warmth that night time after their battery drained?
An electric car in my future? I’ll go!
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