Biden Unveils Long-awaited Mining Revamp

The Biden administration released its road map to securing a domestic supply chain of the minerals needed for the energy transition Tuesday, but rejected calls to include stricter time limits for permitting of mines on public lands — a change that both the industry and some in government say is needed.
In a highly anticipated report originally due last year, the interagency working group led by the Interior Department faced a difficult task: balancing the need for mining of minerals critical to renewable energy with the environmental damage mines often create for surrounding communities.

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