Biden Should Help Clean Up The Developing World’s Exotic Mining Tragedy

Posted: January 12, 2021 by oldbrew in Emissions, Energy, government, net zero, opinion, pollution

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By Ronald Stein ~

Reducing America’s emissions (if that’s your thing) is a major goal of President Elect Biden’s platform, but it should not be implemented by “leaking” environmental degradation and human atrocities to foreign countries that are supplying the exotic minerals and metals to support green electricity. Biden has an opportunity to follow the lead of the United Nations and Amnesty International as the efforts to achieve net zero emissions must not be built on human rights abuses or on non-existent environmental regulations in foreign countries.

Biden’s “war on pollution”, will require worldwide transparency of supply chains, and environmental and labor protection laws and standards to control the environmental degradation and humanity atrocities occurring around the world from the mining in the foreign countries that dominate the supply chain of the exotic minerals and metals to support wind turbines, solar panels and EV battery construction.

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Comments
  1. JB says:

    How often in the last half century (and longer) has a politician made good on their promises?
    Remember Read My Lips Bush daddy? Expect Biden to do the opposite here. SOP.

    All these environmental problems are created by the corporations exploiting the market, not the consumers. I’d almost be as happy with Rent A Horse to get around with in place of a commuter car. Hyperbolic example yes. But corporations often get their horses behind their carts.

  2. Phoenix44 says:

    JB that’s a load of codswallop. If people don’t want what companies sell they go out of business or they never get started. As happens to thousands of businesses every year. Consumers are in control, not being exploited as the attrition rate clearly shows.

    The worst environmental problems are always in countries without free markets, where either the state runs production so people have no choice what they buy and from whom, or countries remain poor so cannot afford luxuries like good environmental laws.

  3. tom0mason says:

    Biden will do what ever the Chinese communist party tells him to do.
    I would guess that at best he will penalize mining companies (any company) that are in competition with Chinese, and do nothing about companies that Chinese industry have interests in.

  4. tempestnut says:

    Biden wont be president. I’m picking there is going to be a completely new and more commonsense approach to preserving our environment. The last 20 years has seen an obsession’s with CO2 to the detriment of everything else, with multiple bogus calls about casnigens.

  5. oldbrew says:

    African nations planning 1250 new coal and gas power plants, new study reveals
    Date: 13/01/21 GWPF & Power Engineering International

    Of Africa’s 2500 planned power-generation projects, half are coal and gas power plants, Oxford University study reveals

    https://www.thegwpf.com/african-nations-planning-1250-new-coal-and-gas-power-plants-new-study-reveals/
    – – –
    No climate alarmism going on there 👍

    Net zero nonsense is just a fad for the deluded.

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