Biden Blocking Mines Needed For His Green Dream

The United States could be a major global lithium producer if it were not for policies and regulations by the federal and state governments, which are hampering efforts to break China’s control of the critical minerals sector. Global lithium demand is expected to outpace supply by 500,000 metric tons annually by 2030 due to the push for […]

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Biden Lies And The American Dream Dies

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new emissions standards for vehicles require manufacturers to increase overall fuel efficiency by over 25 percent by 2026, effectively mandating that electric vehicles make up two-thirds of new car sales. In order for customers to buy electric vehicles, manufacturers will have to make them less expensive than internal combustion vehicles, which will […]

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The Unregulated Podcast #130: Mine, Baby, Mine!

On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna discuss the debt ceiling battle, mineral dependency, EV mandates and more. This week they are joined by former professional hockey player and current Representative Pete Stauber (R-MN) to talk about the importance of domestic mineral production and a new paper from the Institute […]

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Biden’s War On Mining Weakens America

China’s efforts to ramp up lithium extraction could see it accounting for nearly a third of the world’s supply by the middle of the decade. Chinese-controlled lithium mines, including those in Africa, are expected to increase output to 705,000 tons by 2025, from 194,000 tons in 2022—almost quadrupling the amount of its global supply and lifting China’s share […]

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Biden Sends Tax Dollars Abroad While Shutting Down Mines At Home

President Biden and his administration do not want to mine American-owned minerals on public lands. Rather, Biden wants to use American taxpayer funds. The Department of Defense asked Congress to let it fund facilities in these countries that process strategic minerals used to make electric vehicles and weapons. Existing law does not allow Defense Production Act […]

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Biden Tries To Hide Hypocrisy On Mining With Defense Production Act

Last week, President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to increase domestic production of minerals used in making electric vehicles, such as nickel, lithium and cobalt. The president said that the country depended on unreliable foreign sources for many materials necessary for transitioning to the use of renewable energy and reports have stressed this for years. The irony of […]

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LABOR REPORT: U.S. LOSES MORE MINING JOBS

  WASHINGTON D.C. — American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle released the following statement concerning today’s jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Today’s employment report underscores the need for new, pro-growth policies for the energy and manufacturing sectors.  Mining lost 9,000 jobs in October, and this vital industry has shed 17,000 jobs since May. Manufacturing […]

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