Wyoming moves to ban sale of electric vehicles by 2035
CHEYENNE, January 16, 2023 – In a move to protect its oil and gas industry, officials in the US state of Wyoming on Friday introduced legislation to ban the sale of new electric vehicles by 2035, aiming to phase out their use.
The six Republican state senators introducing the bill cited the “countless jobs” and significant revenues generated by the local hydrocarbons sector.
The legislation also cited the difficulty in recycling or disposing of the minerals used to make EV batteries.
Wyoming is the US’ eighth-largest oil-producing state and is home to around 68,000 oil and gas-related jobs.