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The American Conservative Case for Electric Vehicles (5 Reasons That Are Not The Environment)

Given the recent election results, it's very likely that there will be sweeping legislative changes in the areas of energy and environme...

Monday, September 27, 2010

BP and Me: How The Oil Spill Changed My Mind on Electric Cars (Page 2) - All Cars Electric

BP and Me: How The Oil Spill Changed My Mind on Electric Cars (Page 2) - All Cars Electric: "
Oil is toxic, in ways you can't imagine until they blow up in your face.

Oil can also be an astonishing transformer. It lifts people out of poverty. It rewired our country on a circuit of Interstates. It enabled modern America.

Is it worth the recurring threat of another BP spill, to keep the world's cars running on oil alone? These days, I'm no longer convinced that one easy solution is the best one. Hurricanes can't be prevented, but some ecological disasters can.

I'm choosing an electric car as my next new vehicle, not to prove a point, but to see if it's a rational future. A better choice for some, maybe for most. Not for all."