Montana Energy Isn't Ready for Forced Electric Vehicles

By Senator Barry Usher

Last month, the Biden Administration published their finalized tailpipe emissions rule, an electric vehicle (EV) mandate which will upend the daily lives of Montanans. The EPA's new emissions rule calls for EVs to account for 56% of all cars by 2032, with two-thirds of all cars being electric or hybrid. However, with the state of Montana's electric vehicle usage and electric grid, this mandate spells disaster for our state's energy economy, electric grid, public safety, and way of life. As a business owner in Billings, I am very familiar with these economic challenges, a...


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