Eric Sylvers of The Wall Street Journal reports on Europe’s move to bolster its mining industry.
- China is the global leader of rare earth metal mining, but its supply chain is unethical and reliant on slave and child labor.
- To bolster mining in Europe, the EU has introduced a proposal that would speed up permitting timelines for rare earth mining.
- The United States, who is also looking to diversify away from China, should follow the EU’s lead and modernize permitting to reduce backlogs for all projects, including mining.
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