Sen. Cynthia Lummis talks electric cars, and Biden

As the subject of electric vehicles becomes central to environmental agendas, lawmakers wonder if the batteries’ adverse effects can weather political dependencies and a tight time.

“The administration is getting the cart before the horse. We have to create an environment where we are harvesting those raw materials to build the EV batteries here in the United States,” said Sen. Cynthia Lummis.

The Biden administrators set a proposed target date of having two-thirds of all American cars become electric vehicles by 2030.