Roy Matthews writes in RealClearEnergy that more mining at home is a win-win for the environment and defense.
- Rare earth minerals are essential for powering solar panels, wind turbines, cellphones, and fighter jets.
- Authoritarian regimes such as China control the global market for these metals, which poses a significant national security risk to the United States.
- America can bolster our supply of rare earths by reducing regulations for domestic mining and working with allied nations to create a more sustainable supply chain.
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