Article originally appeared on amgreatness.com.
On Friday, a group of Republican lawmakers in the Wyoming legislature introduced a bill to ban the sale of all electric vehicles within the state by the year 2035.
As reported by The Hill, the bill was sponsored by six lawmakers, who argued that the selling of electric vehicles would negatively impact the oil and gas industry, a major fixture of Wyoming’s economy, and thus would end up harming Wyoming’s ability to trade with other states. The bill would see the state government openly discourage citizens from buying such vehicles ahead of the formal ban in 2035.
“The proliferation of electric vehicles at the expense of gas-powered vehicles will have deleterious impacts on Wyoming’s communities and will be detrimental to Wyoming’s economy and the ability for the country to efficiently engage in commerce,” the bill reads in part.
In order to “sustain the misadventure of electric vehicles,” the bill continues, the …
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