An electric vehicle charging station at the public library in Southern Pines.

Moore County’s soon-to-be North Carolina House representative is joining with three other lawmakers on legislation that could restrict access to free electric vehicle charging stations in the future.

State Rep. Ben Moss, who won the GOP primary against Jamie Boles for the newly drawn District 52 seat, is one of four Republicans in the House co-sponsoring legislation that would add regulation to the state’s incipient electric vehicle infrastructure.

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David StClair

Oil and gas companies still rake in hundreds of millions in tax breaks. Anything that makes owning an electric vehicle easier is great and should be applauded. Anything like this proposed bill should be derided and not even considered in the legislature.

ken leary

“Coal, oil, and natural gas received $5.9 trillion in subsidies in 2020 — or roughly $11 million every minute — according to a new analysis from the International Monetary Fund.Oct 6, 2021”

“Explicit subsidies accounted for only 8 percent of the total. The remaining 92 percent were implicit subsidies, which took the form of tax breaks or, to a much larger degree, health and environmental damages that were not priced into the cost of fossil fuels, according to the analysis.”

Kent Misegades

Ken, those are the very old talking points of the anti Dino-Fuel eco-radicals, debunked decades ago: Forbes: “Debunking Myths About Federal Oil & Gas Subsidies”

Greta Nintzel

Kent, your sourcing of articles is out of date just like your views on fossil fuels. From June 2019 in Forbes: "A new International Monetary Fund (IMF) study shows that USD $5.2 trillion was spent globally on fossil fuel subsidies in 2017. The equivalent of over 6.5% of global GDP of that year, it also represented a half-trillion dollar increase since 2015. . ."

Kent Misegades

What, these things are free? Hardly - my money is confiscated to pay for them. Where’s my free gas station? I’m liking our new Representative already! Next, Mr. Moss, please end the horrible renewable energy “portfolio” that showers millions on the owners of those really ugly solar farms and Duke power. And end any subsidies, tax breaks, etc for solar, wind and especially battery cars (which are actually powered by fossil fuels).

Lynnette RauvolaBouta

The bill authors need to get their facts straight. A couple examples:

There are EVs available for far less the "$100,000+"

Is there a car made of 100% USA parts made 100% in the USA?

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