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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, […]