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Unrealistic Demands From the Environmental Left (Guest: Ann Bridges)

April 13, 2022

Liberals want an all electric vehicle and renewable energy future, but refuse to mine for the critical minerals these technologies require.

Acclaimed author Ann bridges joins the Heartland Research Fellow Linnea Lueken to discuss the green energy revolution many democrats desire, but do not understand. Renewable energy production requires rare Earth minerals, something the Biden administration does not want to ramp up. Bridges explains how the environmental left wants green policies “both ways.” They want all electric vehicles and renewable energy, but refuse to mine for the critical minerals these technologies require.

Bridges and Lueken discuss the General Mining Law of 1872. They explain why people think the General Mining Law is outdated, whether it needs to be changed, and how the law fits into the desires of the environmental left.

Article Tags
Climate Change Environment
Sub-topic
Energy: Mining
Author
Linnea Lueken is a Research Fellow with the Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy.
llueken@heartland.org
Author
Silicon Valley author Ann Bridges is a native of Chicago and graduate of Stanford University, and serves as a policy advisor at The Heartland Institute for energy and technology policy.
authorannbridges@yahoo.com @ABridgesAuthor