“Lithium ion batteries for buses are toxic,” Santa Cruz Sentinel, Dec. 28, 2022
Last week the Democrats outdid themselves with further inflation fanning, but this one added $19,000 of debt to each of us. Jimmy Panetta made sure Monterey County got its slice of pork as well: three electric buses costing $900,000. The irony is that, when life cycle analysis is performed, the electric bus actually produces much more carbon and sulfur than a regular bus, chiefly due to the enormous carbon production from the lithium ion battery manufacturing. Well, I’m sure Panetta will be busy soon, virtue signaling this event. He will also fail to mention that most of the lithium batteries are made with slave labor, and are full of toxins with no means of recycling. In fact, they are disposed in open pit landfills in Bangladesh, where children play in the toxic waste.
— Dr. C. Michael Hogan, Monterey