By Barry Butterfield
Printed in the Nebraska Examiner 

U.S. must act quickly to increase mining for clean energy needs


October 13, 2022

The time has never been riper for a government pro-mining policy in America. A shift away from fossil fuels will require a secure supply of minerals and metals needed in the quest for clean energy.

The political climate for mining today is very different than the one that existed in the past when policymakers thought that imports of battery minerals and metals like lithium, nickel and rare earths, combined with battery recycling, would curb the need for more domestic mines. An awareness that times have changed is reflected in passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, recently signed into law,...

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