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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EV Batteries An Environmental Time Bomb

The green transition is pushing electric vehicles upon the American public as it is believed that they are less greenhouse gas intensive than gasoline vehicles. Electric vehicles, however, require lithium-ion batteries that have issues regarding greenhouse gas emissions during the mining and processing of the raw materials needed and the disposal of the batteries at […]

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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 Looks To Japan For Green Energy Bailout

The United States and Japan reached a trade agreement for critical minerals used in batteries–a deal aimed at allowing Japan to meet sourcing requirements for new electric-vehicle subsidies in the United States and beginning to shift energy supply chains away from China. Under the deal, the United States and Japan agreed not to levy export duties on […]

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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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