precious minerals

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?