mining

Renewable Energy Will Only Be Possible With Massive Increases in the Supply of Critical Minerals

Stephen Moore, CNS News

How's this for rich irony?: Making renewable energy at all technologically plausible will require massive increases in the supply of rare earth and critical minerals. Without these valuable metals, there will not be more efficient 21st-century batteries for electric cars or modern solar panels. Kiss the Green New Deal and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders' utopian vision of 100 percent renewable energy goodbye. Yet, for decades now, environmentalists have erected every possible barrier to mining here in America for critical minerals — which we have in great abundance.

99 Conservative Leaders: Trump’s Regulatory Reform Should Reject Preemptive Vetoes

The Obama Administration took unprecedented steps to preemptively block the issuance of Section 404 permits—the Clean Water Act permits required to begin most mining and infrastructure projects—before they were even reviewed. Conservatives applaud the recent action by the Trump Administration’s EPA to undo the preemptive veto of the Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska.

Without mining there is no 'Green Revolution'

Stephen Moore and Ann Bridges, Washington Times

How is this for rich irony: To make renewable energy at all technologically plausible, will require massive increases in the supply of rare earth and critical minerals. Without these valuable metals, there will not be more efficient 21st century batteries for electric cars, or modern solar panels. Kiss the Green New Deal and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ utopian vision of 100 percent renewable energy goodbye. Yet for decades now, environmentalists have erected every possible barrier to mining here in America for critical minerals — which we have in great abundance. The “keep-it-in-the-ground movement” is blocking a green future and a safer planet. Do they know this? Do they care?

Idaho Repub. Wants to Nullify All EPA Regulations

Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

“The legislature declares that the regulation authority of the U.S. EPA is not authorized by the U.S. Constitution and violates its true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers, and is hereby declared to be invalid in the state of Idaho."