The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 361 of the In The Tank Podcast. Following California’s lead, several other states have signed on to a plan to ban the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035. Similar plans have been proposed in the U.K. and elsewhere. While the plan aims to replace these vehicles with an electric option, the ITT crew questions whether this is part of a larger plan to completely destroy the idea of a personal automobile. Also, in response to Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, China has announced they are suspending cooperation the the world in the fight against climate change.

OPENING CHIT CHAT

Karine Jean-Pierre – MAGA Republicans an “extreme threat to our democracy”
https://twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1565055401099509764?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1565055401099509764%7Ctwgr%5E149d44a34aef988e4f08b7a15fbf02810c411ee8%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ace.mu.nu%2F

PRIMARY TOPIC – DESTROYING THE PERSONAL AUTOMOBILE

The Hill – Several states will follow California’s lead in banning gas-powered car sales by 2035
https://thehill.com/changing-america/sustainability/infrastructure/3620985-several-states-will-follow-californias-lead-in-banning-gas-powered-car-sales-by-2035/

CNBC – Australian bank to scrap loans for new diesel and gasoline cars as country looks to increase EV uptake
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/22/australian-bank-to-scrap-loans-for-new-diesel-and-gasoline-cars-.html

CNBC – Goodbye gasoline cars? EU lawmakers vote to ban new sales from 2035
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/09/goodbye-gasoline-cars-eu-lawmakers-vote-to-ban-new-sales-from-2035.html

USA Today – Fact check: Dealership quoted $30,000 for new hybrid car battery, but that’s unusually high
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2022/08/30/fact-check-dealer-gave-30-000-estimate-replace-volt-battery-electric-car-hybrid/7935230001/

LA Times – Brutal heat wave will push California’s energy grid to limit during Labor Day weekend
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-31/california-heat-wave-likely-to-spur-flex-alerts-for-energy-grid

WEF – 3 circular economy approaches to reduce demand for critical metals
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/07/3-circular-approaches-to-reduce-demand-for-critical-minerals/

WEF – Are cars an urban design flaw? Cities advance car-free zones
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/02/are-cars-an-urban-design-flaw/

SECONDARY TOPIC – CHINA ENDS CLIMATE COOPERATION

Townhall – China Scraps Non-Existent Climate Cooperation After Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit
https://townhall.com/columnists/hsterlingburnett/2022/08/31/china-scraps-nonexistent-climate-cooperation-after-pelosis-taiwan-visit-n2612425

Climate Change Weekly – China Scraps (Already Scant) Climate Cooperation Over Pelosi Taiwan Visit
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/china-scraps-already-scant-climate-cooperation-over-pelosi-taiwan-visit

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