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Out of Sight, Out of Mind Isn’t a Climate Strategy

Danielle Butcher Franz writes in RealClearEnergy about the importance of critical minerals in addressing climate change.

The C3 Take
  • As the private sector begins to build out green technologies such as wind turbines, solar panels, and electric vehicles, the United States will need to develop a secure supply chain for rare earth metals.
  • China supplies 90% of the world’s rare earth metals which threatens American energy security.
  • The United States can strengthen its supply of rare earth metals by modernizing permitting to increase domestic mining and mineral processing operations.

“We must continue to unlock American resources responsibly, with attention to environmental protection. Right under our feet, we have incredible reserves of rare earth minerals required for solar panels and electric vehicle batteries. Allowing mining projects here at home doesn’t mean the process is worse for the environment.”

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