Bipartisan Group Of Senators Block New Regulation

In a stunning blow to the Biden administration’s radical environmental agenda, the Senate voted to reject a crucial aspect of their plan to force the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). Even some Senate Democrats had the courage to stand up against this costly and unrealistic plan.

The resolution, which passed by a vote of 53-47, specifically targets a rule from the Federal Highway Administration that requires states to set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from highway use. While the Biden administration claims this is a “common-sense, good-government tool,” two federal judges have already ruled against it, citing overreach and exceeding statutory authority.

But the real reason for this rejection is clear – the EV industry is in serious trouble. Despite the Biden administration’s promises of a complete transition to electric vehicles within the next decade, the reality on the ground tells a different story. Many companies are already laying off workers and scaling back their production targets due to lackluster demand.

In fact, a recent Gallup poll showed a decline in both EV ownership and interest in purchasing an EV. While some Americans have indeed bought EVs, the overall demand for these vehicles has decreased. Less than half of Americans say they are seriously considering or might consider buying an EV in the future. This is a significant drop from just a year ago.

But this hasn’t stopped Joe Biden from pushing his unrealistic agenda. Even as his administration is quietly scaling back their plans, the White House is still trying to force this costly and unachievable transition on the American people. And let’s not forget, we are the ones who will ultimately foot the bill for this failed experiment.

It’s clear that the Biden administration’s claims of achieving a complete transition to electric vehicles in the next decade are simply not realistic. In fact, it’s becoming increasingly evident that they are starting to realize this as well. In a desperate attempt to save face, they are now making concessions to automakers and labor unions, who have been mounting pressure against this plan.

But make no mistake – this scaled-back plan is still a significant threat to our economy and our way of life. It will result in more burdensome regulations, higher costs for consumers, and job losses in the auto industry. And for what? To appease a small but vocal group of environmental activists?

Fortunately, some Senate Democrats had the courage to reject this misguided plan. Hopefully, the House will follow suit.