Steve Karnowski of AP reports that a proposed nickel mine in Minnesota has begun the environmental review process.
- The environmental review process has begun for Talon Metals’ underground nickel mine in Tamarack, Minnesota which will provide Tesla with 75,000 tons of nickel along with iron and cobalt over the course of 6 years.
- Talon believes that the mine will generate over $100 million in royalties to local governments, tribes, and school districts. $7 million would go directly to the poorest county in Minnesota.
- To reach clean energy objectives, the U.S. will need more domestic mines like Talon to flourish.
- Policymakers should modernize regulations to bring more mining to the United States, where mining activities adhere to stricter environmental and labor standards than China.
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