Ben Kew writes for about some Senate Democrats concerns surrounding the presidents’ environmental policies.

Even some Senate Democrats are rejecting parts of Joe Biden’s radical environmental agenda.

The Senate passed a resolution on Wednesday voting down an important aspect of the Biden administration’s efforts to force the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). 

In a 53-47 vote, Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and Jon Tester of Montana joined Republicans in blocking a rule aimed at reducing the number of gas-powered cars on America’s roads. Independent Sen. Krysten Sinema also supported the measure. 

Politico reported: 

The regulation from the Federal Highway Administration, Reg. 2125-AF99, required state transportation planners to calculate greenhouse gas emissions related to highway use and set targets for reducing that pollution. The rule gave states leeway to set targets and imposed no penalties for not meeting them.

But two different federal judges in recent weeks have ruled against the regulation. A judge in Texas in late March found that the rule exceeded FHWA’s statutory authority and issued a nationwide injunction. And last week, a judge in Kentucky similarly concluded that the rule was overreach.

Sadly, Joe Biden still has the power to veto the measure, even if it passes the House. In a statement, the White House described it as a “common-sense, good-government tool for transparently managing transportation-related GHG emissions and informing transportation investment decisions.” 

Regardless of Biden’s willingness to use the veto pen, the entire EV industry remains in serious difficulty as many companies lay off workers and lower their production targets in response to sluggish demand. 

Just this week, Gallup released a poll that made grim reading for advocates of the EV transitions. Although owners of EVs have indeed increased, the number of people interested in buying one is on the decline: