Taconite Mine Along Lake Superior

As elected officials and policymakers continue to push for an energy transition, many neglect to ensure that the materials necessary – from cobalt and lithium to copper and nickel – are responsibly developed from mining to processing and refining.  CEA’s Chris Ventura and MiningMinnesota’s Julie Lucas look at the consequences of this will have on our economic and national security.

Last month, President Biden began his tour of America’s electric vehicle supply chain, which brought him to Minnesota.  While here, he talked about those who would love to “cede [the] clean energy future to China” and “make us dependent on overseas supply chains…and weaken energy security” – a curious statement provided our current EV supply chain begins with child labor in the Congo and continues through China.
Read more – Real Clear Energy