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Working-class Americans are seeing their state and federal tax dollars subsidize the purchase of electric vehicles by their wealthier neighbors; their gas tax dollars covering EV drivers’ highway and HOV lane usage; and now are facing higher utility bills to help make charging more convenient for EV drivers.
Deep Green Resistance—a global support center for the most violent eco-terrorists on the planet—is a big supporter of the “climate necessity defense” movement.
There is a growing number of environmental extremists committing crimes against pipelines and other critical energy infrastructure in hopes of becoming the first person to successfully invoke the “necessity defense” at their criminal trial.
Among the many well-intentioned yet flawed climate action plans, electric vehicle (EV) subsidies are an often-overlooked yet pernicious example of handouts to the wealthy disguised as environmentalism.
If you enjoy slapstick humor, you’ve got to follow PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA v BP P.L.C. This case features more exploding cigars than a “Three Stooges” marathon.
Following the outcome of the trial, one activist said she was very happy that the “necessity defense” could now be “put up in a headline. That it won.” And she’s half-right. It can—and was—put up in headlines. But that doesn’t change the facts, no matter how hard they wish it would.
Proponents of the #ExxonKnew conspiracy theory—the driving force behind nine (and counting) multi-billion-dollar lawsuits filed by U.S. cities against the world’s leading oil companies—have had an awful month.
And by ignoring the billions of us carbon “emitters” who benefit greatly from oil and natural gas products, anti-industry activists like Arnold—who literally commuted from L.A. to Sacramento on his private Gulfstream jet every day for years—can accuse the industry of “first degree murder” without a hint of irony.
The United States took a lot of heat from Germany and other nations for withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, so we should be forgiven for feeling a sense of schadenfreude last week when Germany’s Federal Administrative Court ruled that cities could legally ban diesel cars and trucks in an effort to meet air pollution limits.