Argentinian Reform: Subsoil Privatization (Javier Milei, meet Guillermo Yeatts)

The case of Guillermo Yeatts for subsoil privatization should eclipse “climate change” as the number one policy initiative of the 21st century.

China Restricts Exports of Graphite, Key Mineral Used for Making EV Batteries

More bad news for the EV rollout!

US Turns to Country Notorious for Child Labor and Unsafe Mines to Source Its EV Ambitions

the U.S. is seeking to spend taxpayer dollars to develop cobalt supply chains from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a country which is known for high prevalence of…

Carnage of Child Labor and Ecological Destruction “Elsewhere” acceptable to Wealthy Countries

The silence is deafening from billionaires like Bill Gates, John Kerry, Mark Zuckerberg, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, and President Biden.

Cobalt Carnage, Child Labor and Ecological Destruction

They labor ten to twelve hours a day in sweltering heat and toxic mud, water and dust, in enormous pits hundreds of feet deep – hacking at rocky walls and…

Mark Mills: The energy transition delusion: inescapable mineral realities

Energy expert Mark Mills speaks at SKAGEN Funds New Years Conference 2023

LITHIUM mining for electric vehicles is incredibly destructive to the environment and about as far from “green” as you can imagine

“Like any mining process, it is invasive, it scars the landscape, it destroys the water table and it pollutes the earth and the local wells,”

Sulfur: A Potential Resource Crisis That Could Stifle Green Technology and Threaten Food Security as The World Decarbonizes

By recognising the sulfur crisis now, we can develop national and international policies to manage future sulfur demand, increase resource recycling, and develop alternative cheap supplies which have minimal environmental…

The Quantity of Metals Required to Manufacture Just One Generation of Renewable Technology to Phase Out Fossil Fuels

 Current mining production of these metals is not even close to meeting demand. Current reported mineral reserves are also not enough in size.

Miners Explore Amazon Basin to Support “Green” Energy; New York Times Horrified

The Amazon rainforest in South America has large quantities of copper, tin, nickel, bauxite, manganese, iron ore and gold, making it attractive to mining companies all around the world.

ABC: Miners Ripping up the Wilderness to Feed the Green Energy Revolution

“Everything is now an emergency” – How can governments which declare climate emergencies refuse applications to extract Lithium and other vital minerals from sensitive wilderness areas?

Saving America from Planet-Threatening Fossil Fuels

Presidential candidate Joe Biden repeatedly promised to end fossil fuels in America. There’ll be “no more drilling, including offshore,” he said. “No ability for the oil industry to drill. No…

A viable alternative to Chinese minerals hegemony

Unchallenged, China could choose to expand its empire southward and eastward, as Western voices are muted by their utter dependence on Chinese “generosity” in supplying materials for smart phones, wind…

Materials Acquisition for Global Industrial Change (MAGIC)

President Biden’s inability to comprehend these realities may be due to his diminished mental capacity. But it could also be the result of rarely having to exercise his mind –…

Clean energy? The world’s demand for copper could be catastrophic for communities and environments

Mining companies cannot pay their way out of biodiversity loss, extreme poverty, and corruption risk. If they don’t engage these big challenges before the copper boom gets underway these impacts…

Biden’s actions are encouraging supply chain dependencies from foreign sources

President Biden is finally beginning to recognize national security concerns to the American economy by depending on foreign supplies for oil and for the greening of America By Ronald Stein Ambassador…

Weakest link to EV growth is the material supply chain

The worldwide plans for EV domination of the vehicle population are like having the plans to build a large house without sufficient materials being available to ever finish the house.

Biden should help clean up the developing world’s exotic mining tragedy

The enormous amounts of money being allocated for solar and wind — and the never-ending extensions of the tax credits for them — shows that energy policies in Washington and…

Does China Pose a Threat to Global Rare Earth Supply Chains?

As China’s economy has developed over the last several decades, its leaders have sought to transform the country into a key player in strategically important industries. Toward this end, Beijing…

Geologists solve puzzle that could predict valuable rare earth element deposits

Pioneering new research has helped geologists solve a long-standing puzzle that could help pinpoint new, untapped concentrations of some the most valuable rare earth deposits.

Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine blowout – Part 2

On August 5, five years to the day after suffering from a 3-million-gallon spill of heavy-metal-laden toxic wastewater from Colorado’s Gold King Mine, the State of Utah announced a settlement…

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine disaster – Part 1

On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of 3 million gallons of heavily contaminated acid mine water from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado, the U.S. Environmental Protection…

Renewable energy production will exacerbate mining threats to biodiversity

This was just published in Nature Communications. That’s gonna leave a mark. Here is the Abstract, (emphasis mine): Renewable energy production is necessary to halt climate change and reverse associated…

Why don’t these lives matter?

The world’s top producer of cobalt is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some 40,000 children as young as four toil with their parents for less than $2 a day…

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