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stated on June 14, 2023 in a speech
"We have plans to build a railroad from the Pacific all the way across the Indian Ocean."
stated on May 10, 2023 in a Facebook post
Electric vehicles are a "giant computer that can be controlled remotely from some cloud-based central grid."
stated on March 27, 2023 in a video
Elon Musk said a new Tesla feature can scan testicles and use that information “to biometrically unlock and start the car.”
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stated on February 2, 2023 in a tweet
"The Biden administration is floating a new” climate strategy: Don't leave your house."
stated on February 21, 2023 in a tweet
Sen. Marco Rubio signed a 2021 letter that “supports waivers that would reduce visual track inspections.”
stated on February 25, 2023 in a Facebook post
Photo of electric charging station “powered by diesel generator” is emblematic of the electric vehicle movement.
stated on February 18, 2023 in a Facebook post
The train that derailed in Ohio was carrying “over 300,000 gallons of a chemical that was banned in 1974.”
stated on February 20, 2023 in an Instagram post
"The laws governing Agenda 2030 land development allows the government to seize polluted lands and move their residents to … smart cities.”
stated on February 18, 2023 in a post
Photo shows “what railways in Ohio look like while we send $40 billion to Ukraine.”
stated on February 16, 2023 in a Facebook post
“Seven ecological disasters in less than 2 weeks. … We are under attack.”
stated on February 15, 2023 in a photo on Facebook
“Obama imposed stricter rules on trains carrying toxins. Trump killed them.”
stated on January 27, 2023 in a video
“Right now, driving 100 miles in an electric vehicle is more expensive than driving an internal combustion engine car.”
stated on January 19, 2023 in a video
The Transportation Security Administration spent “a couple hundred million dollars” on gender-neutral screening technology.
stated on November 30, 2022 in a post
Large machinery is “required to move 500,000 pounds of earth in order to get the minerals needed for one single Tesla car battery.”
stated on November 29, 2022 in an interview
In the first three quarters of 2022, “the railroad industry made $21 billion in profits, provided $25 billion in stock buybacks and dividends” and CEOs are paid up to $20 million a year, while railroad workers have "zero guaranteed sick leave."
stated on August 30, 2022 in a tweet
Electric vehicles are unaffordable because “the average cost of replacing an electric vehicle battery is over $10,000, while the average cost of replacing the battery of a gas-powered car is $100 to $200.”
stated on September 8, 2022 in a Facebook post
The World Economic Forum has called for the end of “wasteful private car ownership.”
stated on June 9, 2022 in an Instagram post
Electric cars in California are not sustainable as only 10% of their batteries are recyclable and the state can’t recycle them.
stated on July 17, 2022 in Debate
“We have more oil and gas permits than ever before right now.”
stated on July 8, 2022 in una publicación en Facebook
Pilotos protestan contra vacuna COVID-19 en aeropuerto de Atlanta.
Carry that weight? Electric vehicles outweigh gas cars but aren’t main culprit of road wear
By Tom Kertscher • June 21, 2023
New electric vehicle tax credit rules aim to reduce dependence on China, but present new obstacles
By Matthew Crowley • May 1, 2023
Joe Biden is pushing for more electric cars. Will there be enough charging stations?
By Tom Kertscher • April 21, 2023
Fact-checking Trump’s ‘I had nothing to do with it’ remarks after the Ohio train derailment
By Amy Sherman • February 24, 2023
Did Ohio train derailment cause CDC to update its vinyl chloride toxicology info? No
By Madison Czopek • February 24, 2023
Ohio train derailment: How FEMA and other federal agencies are aiding East Palestine
By Sara Swann • February 22, 2023
Ask PolitiFact: We’ve seen reports of three train derailments this month. Is this normal?
By Madison Czopek • February 16, 2023
The Ohio train derailment: What we know about health, environmental concerns
By Louis Jacobson • February 15, 2023
10 photos falsely linked to Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests
By Luiz Romero • February 14, 2022
Image mocks a Tesla recharging with a generator. Here’s what it doesn’t show.
By Tom Kertscher • November 12, 2021
Black-clad thugs on a plane? What was Donald Trump talking about?
By Louis Jacobson • September 1, 2020
Latest promises about Transportation
Create 1 million auto industry jobs
Establish new fuel economy standards
Improve transportation in New Orleans
Seek more information sharing on security between feds and localities
Upgrade nation's infrastructure through new partnership with state and local government
Double federal program to help "reverse" commuters who go from city to suburbs
Require energy conservation in use of transportation dollars
Support funding and reform for Amtrak
Modernize air traffic system
Consider "smart growth" in transportation funding
Support airline service in small towns
Will seek more accommodations of bicycles and pedestrians
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