Biden administration cancels Twin Metals’ leases to mine near BWCA
The Biden administration has canceled two federal mineral leases held by Twin Metals Minnesota, dealing a potentially fatal blow to the company’s bid to build an underground mine for copper, nickel and precious metals [cobalt and platinum]…
“The Biden administration has canceled two federal mineral leases held by Twin Metals Minnesota, dealing a potentially fatal blow to the company’s bid to build an underground mine for copper, nickel and precious metals [cobalt and platinum]…”
This would be an UNDERGROUND mine.
Guess he’d rather we buy Cobalt from the Congo where minor children are forced to work in the mines for a few pennies a day. Heck, the Chinese could care less, and the US EV producers will buy all the cells that China builds, ship them here to ‘battery factories’ that just assemble the Chinese cells into battery packs to fit in their cars…
No sense being ‘strategic metals’ independent. Use foreign sources and please the greenie part of his party - the progressives… Who needs good high paying jobs in the US?
What Li mine permit will be canceled next?
The Department of the Interior took the action after determining that the leases were improperly renewed by the Trump administration in 2019.
“The Department of the Interior takes seriously our obligations to steward public lands and waters on behalf of all Americans. We must be consistent in how we apply lease terms to ensure that no lessee receives special treatment,” said Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in a statement.
“After a careful legal review, we found the leases were improperly renewed in violation of applicable statutes and regulations, and we are taking action to cancel them.”
Maybe. Of course, there’s also significant local resistance in Germany.
I read this as … “the honchos at the firm contributed primarily to GOP candidates rather than Democrat candidates”. That’s how politics works very often.
No it is a larger wetlands and lake(s). The entire area would be destroyed by these projects. It is not lets just do this one mine. The entire area is up for small mines all over it. That in tandem makes processing of the metals part these projects as economical. The entire thing would destroy the wetlands and lake(s).
The article does not say there are no other deposits of these metals in the US. Obviously there are. The proponents of this mining do not get honest for a moment about that and are politicizing it.