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LOCAL VIEW: URGENCY MOUNTING TO MINE, UNLOCK MINNESOTA’S CLEAN-ENERGY MINERALS

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE – October 7, 2022: Our country has set ambitious clean-energy goals, but those are not attainable without access to the materials needed to make renewable-energy projects come to fruition. Minnesota has an opportunity to play a leading role in the clean-energy future, but we must be willing to remove barriers to achieve it…. More >

BRING MORE REALITY AND LESS RHETORIC TO BIDEN’S DOMESTIC CLEAN-ENERGY MANDATE

REAL CLEAR ENERGY – September 6, 2022: The United States is in a mineral supply chain crisis. We need taconite, copper, nickel, cobalt, platinum-group elements, and many more for our national security, modern energy technology, and virtually every part of our modern world. While we have vast mineral wealth throughout our great country, we still are dangerously import-reliant, according to the Administration’s own U.S. Geological Survey, putting our economy, our national security, and our citizens at risk…. More >

LOCAL VIEW: MINNESOTA’S MINES CAN LEAD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE – IF WE LET THEM

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE – August 25, 2022: Northeastern Minnesota has an opportunity to become a major player in the global fight against climate change. In fact, Minnesota families could be poised to build a thriving future right here on the Iron Range as a result of the sweeping climate legislation signed last week by President Joe Biden…. More >

GREENS VS. ELECTRIC VEHICLE TAX CREDITS

WALL STREET JOURNAL – July 31, 2022: The Schumer-Manchin tax bill’s rich electric-vehicle subsidies are a boon for auto makers, but they come with a hitch: It’s unlikely any electric vehicle on the market today would qualify for the $7,500 tax credit because of conditions in the bill on material manufacturing. This will be one policy where Democratic promises of permitting reform meet the road…. More >

V.W. U.S. CHIEF WARNS OF INDUSTRY CHALLENGES WITH EV BATTERY SHIFT

REUTERS – June 16, 2022: Volkswagen AG’s (VOWG_p.DE) top U.S. executive said on Thursday the United States faces major challenges in ramping up battery production to facilitate a shift to electric vehicles including attracting skilled workers, mining for key metals and supply chain issues…. More >

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