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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Skyrocketing Nickel Prices Threaten Biden’s EV Agenda

Nickel prices have skyrocketed with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine due to fears that Russian supplies may be cut off. The disruption is causing supply problems for carmakers and others that need the metal. Nickel prices surged in the middle of March after which trading was temporarily suspended for several days and new restrictions were applied […]

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Biden Abandons American Miners & Embraces Dependence On Chinese Minerals

President Biden’s Department of the Interior revoked existing federal leases for Twin Metals Minnesota to mine copper, nickel, cobalt, and platinum-group elements in the Superior National Forest. These metals are needed for President Biden’s program for electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies. Electric vehicles, for instance, use twice as much copper as vehicles with internal […]

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Biden Opens New Front in War on Domestic Energy with Revocation of Twin Metals Leases

The administration seeks further restrictions on the development of America’s energy security. WASHINGTON DC (January 27, 2022) – The American Energy Alliance (AEA), the country’s premier pro-consumer, pro-taxpayer, and free-market energy organization, blasted the decision by the Biden Administration to revoke existing mineral leases for the Twin Metals mine in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest, that […]

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War On Coal Comes Back To Haunt Biden’s “Green” Agenda

As the “war against coal” continues with Biden’s Paris climate commitment to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 52 percent by 2030, skilled miners for his clean energy plan have become scarce. Biden’s clean energy program needs critical minerals, which are essential for technologies such as batteries and wind turbines. Mining and geological engineering employment is estimated […]

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Army Corps Puts Politics Ahead of American Security and Jobs for Indigenous Alaskans

If domestic sources of critical minerals are off the table, AEA questions how the enviros expect their green dreams to come true. WASHINGTON DC (November 25, 2020) – The American Energy Alliance (AEA), the country’s premier pro-consumer, pro-taxpayer, and free-market energy organization, responded to the news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied […]

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