I wish I was making this up. A man named Boner, who obviously has a hard time understanding EV technology, thinks of himself as a political genius.
Unlike California’s ban on gas-powered cars, the resolution’s co-sponsor, Sen. Brian Boner, R-Douglas, said the Wyoming resolution would be meaningful in making a statement if passed, but it would be entirely symbolic. “One might even say tongue-in-cheek, but obviously it’s a very serious issue that deserves some public discussion,” Boner said.
Boner says his resolution is trying to be tongue-in-cheek when he screws his own state.
His basic strategy? Write dumb resolutions in Wyoming opposing whatever California does, so people can say he “promoted discussion”.
Far more intelligent voices in Wyoming spit out the resolution as harmful.
…Allen referenced Cadillac, which plans to produce only electric vehicles between 2025 and 2030. For dealers to keep selling the brand, they would need to make a minimum investment of $250,000 in infrastructure for charging stations and stronger lifts, as EVs are heavier than conventional vehicles. She said she spoke to one dealership in Wyoming that is spending more than $500,000 to meet the manufacturer’s requirements. Allen said that even though SJ 4 was just a resolution meant as a statement, even making that statement would negatively impact dealerships in Wyoming. Besides asking them to violate agreements with manufacturers, it encourages people not to buy EVs from them. “Casual statements can cause real harm,” Allen warned.
Investment in infrastructure. The resolution was trying to symbolically ban investments in Wyoming infrastructure.
It doesn’t get much dumber.
[Senator Cooper] referenced the oath of office he took when he was sworn in as a member of the Wyoming Legislature to protect the state of against all enemies — foreign and domestic. Phasing out gasoline-powered vehicles, he said, is a direct attack on Wyoming.
Oops. I was wrong. Cooper is much worse than Boner.
Cooper, who only just became an elected official, wants to call investment in Wyoming infrastructure by American car companies the same thing as a direct enemy attack?
Boner may be silly and easy to poke, but Cooper appears to be in a stupor.
Now I’m curious just how much foreign versus domestic influence is behind Cooper’s “Self Employed Oil and Gas Consultant” business, besides frequently getting tax delinquency notices. Even if he’s just a shill for domestic oil and gas, a fox who goes into a hen house to scream that eggs are the enemy… is a strange sight indeed.