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While wind turbines continue to kill 300,000 birds a year, it’s old buzzards with big bucks who seem to see no harm in forcing the rest of us over to their way of thinking.
The November 2021 $1 trillion infrastructure bill provides $5 billion to help states install EV chargers along interstate highways over five years. States now have access to more than $1.5 billion to help build EV chargers, USDOT said. The White House announced earlier this month it had approved 35 of the 50 state plans.
From the editorial: "Democrats' desire to shield labor unions and domestic automakers from competition will end up making the EV handouts in this bill all but useless."
The move extends the company's reach beyond its existing goal of opening an underground mine in Aitkin County.
From the column: "The problem, of course, is that electric vehicles are very expensive today."
We talked to several electric vehicle drivers in the Fargo metro and asked them what they would recommend to someone considering an electric vehicle right now.

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The message, sent on Thursday and titled "pause all hiring worldwide," came two days after the billionaire told staff to return to the workplace or leave, and adds to a growing chorus of warnings from business leaders about the risks of recession.
From the column: "Not a single penny of (consumers') additional costs would be used to improve or maintain our roads and bridges. Instead, the extra expense would be used to subsidize electric vehicles, charging stations for electric vehicles, and substitutes for gasoline and diesel fuel."
One will determine the ascendency of democracy or autocracy, the other is for a liveable planet.

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