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Listen: Morano analyses silly study from Union of Concerned Scientists criticizing ride-sharing

A study claims ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft cause 70% more pollution than they replace. But critics say the study is bogus, too.

Global warming skeptic Marc Morano of says the study by the Union of Concerned Scientists isn’t honest about what they really want.

“The agenda is to steer people away from private car ownership and from ride-sharing; they’d rather they bike and walk and that’s actually in the study itself.”

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Morano says the media is helping the activists at the UCS.

“The related articles when they do this is -quote- see also “no one should ever buy a car again — here’s why.” I mean, this is the kind of agenda they have.”

Morano says the activists want publicly-owned electric cars on the road, but that won’t save as much in emissions as they claim.

“The idea that they would promote electric vehicles as the savior here with emissions makes no sense when electric vehicles themselves are being charged chiefly from fossil fuels, depending on where your local grid is.”

Morano says the study ignores environmental factors in favor of ride sharing, like the number of people who choose not to buy cars because they use ride sharing.

Study of Lyft and Uber confirms we need to carpool way more
Excerpt: Both Lyft and Uber responded to the analysis and pointed to the myriad programs and options each company offers to reduce its environmental impact. “We want Uber to be a part of the solution to address climate change by working with cities to help create a low carbon transportation future,” an Uber spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “To unlock the opportunities we have to reduce emissions, we will continue to invest in products and advocate for policies that reduce car ownership, promote more pooled trips and support greater adoption of bikes, scooters, green vehicles and the use of public transit.”Lyft called the UCS report “misleading” in a statement. The spokesperson continued, “Lyft encourages the use of shared rides, was the first rideshare company to put public transit information into our app, and last year, made one of the largest single deployments of electric vehicles in the nation. We are eager to continue this work in partnership with cities to advance shared, sustainable transportation.”