Electric vehicles (EVs) are cleaner and produce less pollution than gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles. Even when factoring the emissions from electric power plants (sometimes run on fossil fuels) that charge the cars and trucks, driving EVs still produces less greenhouse gases and local air pollution.
However, oil and gas interests have purposefully muddied this fact, in an attempt mislead the public and to protect gasoline and diesel markets. Don’t be fooled by these efforts to portray gasoline- and diesel-powered cars as being “cleaner” than EVs.
Continue reading “Electric Car Mythbusting: EVs Are Cleaner, Even With a “Long Tailpipe” of Emissions”
A coalition of conservative groups, many with close ties to the Koch brothers, are calling for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to strip California of its right to set stricter greenhouse gas limits for personal vehicles.
Not satisfied with Pruitt’s decision to rewrite the Obama-era emissions standards — which had been written cooperatively with the automakers, state of California, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and EPA — the American Consumer Institute (ACI) organized a letter to Pruitt calling “for the revocation of California’s waiver from the Clean Air Act, which allows the state to decouple from federal policy and impose strict emission standards on automobiles.” Continue reading “Koch vs. California: These Groups Are Pushing Pruitt to Undo the State’s Right to Regulate Auto Emissions”
Until February, Christine Harbin spent most of this decade combating clean energy initiatives at the state and federal level for Koch-funded organizations ALEC and Americans for Prosperity. She is now a senior adviser for external affairs in DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. Continue reading “Another Renewable Energy Bashing Koch Network Alum Joins Department of Energy”
Emails sent and received by Travis Fisher, an outgoing senior Trump administration official at the Department of Energy, shed light on a murky anti-clean energy network with ties to the fossil fuel industry that operates in the Midwest and nationally. Continue reading “Trump Adviser’s Emails Shed Light on Koch-Tied Clean Energy Attacks”