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A Koch front group is putting out misleading attack ads on electric vehicles

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'Transportation recently overtook the electricity sector as the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Not satisfied with that dubious achievement, a front group backed by petrochemical billionaires Charles and David Koch has launched a series of videos attacking electric vehicles. Fueling U.S. Forward put out a heart-wrenching video about how batteries use cobalt mined by children and another one claiming that taxpayers are subsidizing rich white men to buy Teslas; it’s a false dichotomy to suggest that because of child labor, we shouldn’t use electric cars. Children aren’t being put to work because of electric vehicles. but because of a global economic system that exploits the poor and the vulnerable. Our collective use of fossil fuels is killing children and adults — while simultaneously driving us into an unlivable climate.'

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