PUT MINING TO WORK DESPITE OBJECTIONS FROM GREENS
Real Clear Energy
October 26, 2022 https://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2022/10/26/put_mining_to_work_despite_objections_from_greens_861398.html?fbclid=IwAR0ui1cKXhuE4lPds1fahf8fcMfUkbflYCtN5WPNu9yGikUKlV0bsf1LczA
It is past due time to ramp up domestic mining.
The move to electrify all sectors of the economy is increasing the demand for minerals, metals, and rare-earth elements used in the production of batteries, motors, and other electrical equipment that are used in products such as electric vehicles (EV). Also, common metals like iron, nickel, and copper are needed to expand the U. S. transmission system in order to move electricity generated with wind and solar assets which typically are in low electricity demand areas to areas of high demand.
The current regulatory environment requires companies that mine these minerals and metals to go through state and federal permit gauntlets and can take up to a decade. This regulatory process is ill-suited for the current domestic energy policy.
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