Musk, Tesla, Profit Before Environment

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    Elon Musk, Tesla, puts profit before the environment. Elon Musk puts profit before safety and sustainability. Elon Musk is putting profit before all else. Tesla installs larger than needed batteries in his electric cars. If you want the extra capacity that is there, you must pay thousands more. Tesla owners are sitting on tons of lithium and cobalt that they will never use!

    Sustainable, green, renewable, clean, is not simply manufacturing our natural resources into a product that is sold but never used.

    This is fact, it is proof that Green Energy has nothing to do with saving the planet. It is all about profit for those the Government favors.

    How did Tesla make some of its cars travel further during Hurricane Irma?
    Clean, Green, Sustainable, and Environment friendly, is not the Tesla.

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    Perspective | The hidden costs of cobalt mining

    In Congo’s sun-scorched and dusty south, thousands of miners scour underground tunnels hunting for cobalt. Many of them work by hand. That’s why they are known as creuseurs — French for diggers.

    But what’s less understood are the environmental health risks posed by the extensive mining. Southern Congo holds not only vast deposits of cobalt and copper but also uranium. Scientists have recorded alarming radioactivity levels in some mining regions. Mining waste often pollutes rivers and drinking water. The dust from the pulverized rock is known to cause breathing problems. The mining industry’s toxic fallout is only now being studied by researchers, mostly in Lubumbashi, the country’s mining capital.
     
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    Elon Musk, Tesla, puts profit before the environment. Elon Musk puts profit before safety and sustainability. Elon Musk is putting profit before all else.

    Tesla isn't profitable.
     
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    Yes, the Tesla corporation is losing billions yet Elon Musk still gets paid hundreds of millions.
     
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    From what I've seen, his salary is less than $50,000 from Tesla.
     
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    Private corporations are in business to make profits, not to worry about the environment. Any corporation that told its shareholders the environment was more important than profits would be out of business soon after.
     
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    Electric Car companies, Elon Musk and Tesla being one, are not a clean green renewable corporation. In this case, Tesla advertises itself as protecting the environment by selling an environment friendly product. The same goes with Solar City which Elon Musk owns. Solar City advertises itself as such. That is the business, saving the environment. I think all these green renewable corporations disagree with your statement.
     
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    And from what you have seen, how much stock does Elon Musk have, how many shares of Tesla stock?
     
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    Don’t look at their advertising. That’s BS intended to sell a product. Look at the information they put out to their investors and shareholders. You’ll generally find a very different line of thinking.

    I say this as someone who works for an electric utility company.
     
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