Danny Ervin writes about the need for permitting reform in RealClearEnergy.
- The U.S. depends on China for more than half of the rare earth minerals that are needed to power wind turbines, cell phones, and fighter jets.
- While once a global leader in rare metal mining, the U.S. has fallen woefully behind due in large part to excessive and harmful regulations.
- It can take as long as 10 years for a new mine to get permitted to be built.
- To have a more secure energy and economic future, lawmakers should modernize permitting to allow more mining, energy, and transmission projects to get built.
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