Browsing All posts tagged under »Rare Earth Elements«

Hunter Biden’s Cobalt Deal With China Increases Cost Of His Father’s Push For Electric Cars

November 24, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Presidential son Hunter Biden’s most recent controversy—assisting a Chinese company’s purchase of a large cobalt mine—is linked directly to a top Biden administration policy of promoting electric vehicles. Cobalt, a relatively rare and expensive mineral, is an essential part of batteries used to power electric automobiles. The COVID-19 pandemic also made […]

Joe Biden’s Policies Increase U.S. Dependence On China

September 28, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ At a time when the global supply of semiconductor chips is falling behind global demand, President Joe Biden is pushing heavily for massive changes to the U.S. economy that require near-geometric increases in our reliance on technologies that require chips and the rare-earth metals that make them work. Chinese President Xi Jinping […]

Rare Earth Elements Aren’t That Rare, But They’re Vital To National Security

February 26, 2021 by

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By Maiya Clark and Ryan Williams ~ For one-third of the price of one F-35 Lightning II, the Pentagon made a key investment to ensure its supply of rare earth elements. The Department of Defense earlier this month announced that Lynas USA LLC was awarded a $30.4 million technology investment agreement under Title III of […]

Biden Should Let Us Mine The Rare Earths His Energy Plans Depend On

January 25, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the reins of government and launch their program to “transition” America away from fossil fuels, they need to consider some hard realities. Chief among them is that their green energy plans require major increases in U.S. mining and processing – unless they want to make […]

Rare Earth Emergency

May 30, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) defends the environment and human welfare through facts, news, and analysis. Read more excellent articles at CFACT  http://www.cfact.org/

Green Tech’s Dark Side

August 13, 2019 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The hype these days is to stop using those dirty fossil fuel driven cars and trucks and convert everyone to those clean electric vehicles. But wait! Before you jump onto the EV train, those EV’s have a very dark side of environmental atrocities and  non-existent transparency of human rights abuses associated […]

EPA’s Reversal On Alaska’s Pebble Mine A Victory For Regulatory Process

August 12, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Patricia Patnode ~ For more than a decade, the owners of Alaska’s Pebble Mine just wanted a shot at going through the permitting phase of the project. But before the mine’s owners could even submit a permit application, the federal government in effect said, “Don’t bother.” The Environmental Protection Agency, however, announced […]

A Looming Technology – Security Minerals Crisis?

October 31, 2018 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ In 1973 OPEC countries imposed an oil embargo to retaliate for US support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War. Drivers endured soaring gasoline prices, blocks-long lines, hours wasted waiting to refuel vehicles, and restrictions on which days they could buy fuel. America was vulnerable to those blackmail sanctions because we […]

Our Next Energy And Security Crisis?

February 28, 2018 by

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Importing 65% of US oil in 2005 vs 100% of many key minerals now (from China and Russia) By Paul Driessen ~ Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets, and numerous other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and […]

Blood Cell Phones And Teslas

October 9, 2016 by

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Too many “green” policies bleed red, hurting the environment and killing people By Paul Driessen ~ Leonardo DiCaprio made millions for portraying smuggler Danny Archer in the film “Blood Diamond,” which supported mostly unworkable and now defunct efforts to certify that diamonds did not come from “conflict” areas. He loves modern gadgets and takes great […]

Rare Earths Bill Should Open Markets, Not Create Government Programs

July 23, 2014 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The House of Representatives is likely to vote on Congressman Eric Swalwell’s (D–CA) rare earths bill (H.R.1022) that would create a number of taxpayer-supported government programs to extract and recycle domestic rare earth minerals. But prices going up and down for rare earths don’t necessitate a government programs, even though that’s […]

Greens Shackle National Security – And Renewable Energy

October 5, 2010 by

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By Paul Driessen “China’s control of a key minerals market has US military thinkers and policy makers worried about access to materials that are essential for 21st-century technology like smartphones – and smart bombs,” the Wall Street Journal reports. Plus stealth fighter jets, digital cameras, computer hard drives – and wind turbine magnets, solar panels, […]