Too Fun to Check: Biden's 'Equity' Requirements Stall EV Charging Station Construction

Last month, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg—who administers the funds apportioned for EV charger construction in the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Act—said Americans should not be surprised at the time it takes to stand up "a new category of federal investment."


"It’s more than just plunking a small device into the ground," Buttigieg said in an interview with CBS’s Face the Nation.

But internal memos from the Department of Transportation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, as well as interviews with those who are responsible for overseeing the implementation of the electric vehicle charging station project, say the delay is in large part a result of the White House’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

"These requirements are screwing everything up," said one senior Department of Transportation staffer who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "It’s all a mess."

Ed Morrissey

As of the last look at this, the government has spent $7 million and installed a grand total of one charging station. And if Biden's DEI rules interfere with government operations to this extent, especially on his pet project, what does that say about how they impact the private sector?

Maybe voters should consider that in November. And every day before and since as well. 

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