Author: Dr. Ned Mamula, Ann Bridges
Groundbreaking! America’s New Quest for Mineral Independence poses the important question: Is America in jeopardy of being held hostage over critical minerals due to the decades-long shunning of domestic mining? Dr. Mamula and Bridges describe the all-too-real consequences of misguided policy decisions and environmental alarmism, and recommends 21st-century solutions to sustainable self-reliance by leveraging the wealth right under our feet.
By importing 100% of key minerals from China, Russia, and third world dictatorships, we face an ongoing risk of losing the technology behind everything from smartphones to “green” technology. The recent requirements put into place by our legislators and regulators literally require tons of minerals for batteries and magnets to run electric cars and trucks; to support advancements in medical equipment such as dental drills and MRIs; and to manufacture solar panels and wind turbines for alternative energy sources. Advanced weaponry and defensive equipment for our troops requires critical minerals, too, yet we are reliant on getting that gear from countries who are potentially, if not outright hostile to America’s values.
Our policies must acknowledge the reality that critical minerals, or more accurately the lack thereof, often play a key role in dictating foreign policy and national security decisions. Planning to adapt before a problem occurs must become a national goal. This means reversing dangerous import trends and exploring for domestic minerals–the two major policy goals explained in this book.
With a Foreword by Paul Driessen, Senior Policy Advisor, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, who says: “EVERYONE in government & industry should endorse this PLAN.”