(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – California is trying to pass a bill that would phase out the sale of gas cars by 2035. However, Republican lawmakers in Wyoming are looking to do the exact opposite. In fact, in their joint resolution introduced to the state’s senate, they are arguing electric vehicles should be phased out by 2035.
Wyoming is one of the largest players in the fossil-fuel industry in the U.S. As such, a move toward electric vehicles could end up hurting the state’s economy. This is why they have introduced this resolution which ultimately aims to protect the oil and gas industry in the state.
As the bill clearly states, the rise in electric vehicles over gas-powered vehicles has a serious impact on both Wyoming’s communities and the state’s economy. This is because the oil and gas industry has provided employment to thousands of people across the state.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Wyoming is the second largest energy supplier to other states. The state produces more than 13 times the amount it consumes. Wyoming is the largest coal producer, eighth-largest crude-oil producer, and ninth-largest natural gas producer.
The bill was introduced by Jim Anderson and backed by state senators Brian Boner, Ed Cooper, Dan Dockstader, Donald Burkhart Jr., and Bill Henderson.
In regards to the resolution, Anderson has said this is a response to the resolution in California and a way of clearly stating that much like California doesn’t like gas-powered cars, Wyoming doesn’t like electric vehicles.
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