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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 >

EDITORIAL COUNTERPOINT: A FEW MORE FACTS FOR THE MINING DEBATE

STAR TRIBUNE – June 4, 2022: I am a conservationist, an environmentalist, a homeowner in Ely and I work for Twin Metals Minnesota. And I absolutely agree with the headline on the Star Tribune’s May 29 editorial, “Yes, use facts in BWCA debate.”… More >

UNLESS WE GET SERIOUS ABOUT DOMESTIC MINING, AMERICA’S ELECTRIFIED FUTURE IS IMPOSSIBLE

FORBES – May 31, 2022: There are a lot of people who are convinced that in just a few short years, the U.S. will be powered completely by fossil fuel-free renewable electricity. EVs will replace ICE-powered cars, and wind and solar will supplant coal and natural gas to generate all the juice needed. It’s a glorious vision…. More >

CONGRESSMAN’S VIEW: ANTI-MINING, ANTI-NORTHLAND BILL DEMANDS TO BE REJECTED

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE – May 23, 2022: As the member of Congress from Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, I am blessed to represent mining country. I’m proud of my constituents who work in our mines developing the resources we need for America’s steel. The Duluth Complex — which accounts for 95% of America’s nickel resources, 88% of our cobalt, and more than one-third of our copper — offers an opportunity for my constituents unlike any other in the world. We can mine the resources to supply the United States and the rest of the world with the precious metals we desperately need for modern life — instead of relying on China, Russia, and the Congo…. More >

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