In the news today…
Minerals and Mining:
- St. Joseph News Press (Mo.) carries an op-ed by Gen. John Adams, U.S. Army brigadier general (retired), president of Guardian Six Consulting and a former deputy U.S. military representative to NATO’s Military Committee, in which he argues employing the Defense Production Act can help cut red tape, de-risk investment in mining, and spur production at the speed and scale we need.
- Politico Pro reports the White House is weighing using wartime executive powers to boost U.S. battery production to help secure supplies for the growing market for electric vehicles and power storage on the electric grid, according to two people familiar with the Biden administration’s thinking.
- Reuters reports U.S. President Joe Biden could invoke a Cold War-era defense law as soon as this week to encourage domestic production of minerals needed to make electric vehicle batteries, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
- Mining Technology reports US President Joe Biden is considering invoking a Cold War-era defence law to encourage domestic production of critical minerals used in electric vehicle batteries, reported Reuters citing a person familiar with the discussions.
- The Wall Streel Journal reports President Biden is considering invoking the Defense Production Act as soon as this week to boost domestic production of minerals used in batteries needed for electric vehicles and other clean-energy technology, said people familiar with his plans.
- Washington Post reports the White House might invoke the Defense Production Act as soon as this week to spur greater domestic output of raw materials for clean energy technology products and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign supply chains.
- Daily Caller and Shore News Network report President Joe Biden is planning to use a Cold War-era law to boost U.S. production of critical minerals essential for electric vehicle batteries and defense equipment, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.
- E&E Energywire and E&E Daily report climate hawks in Congress had mixed reactions yesterday to the Biden administration’s expected effort to expand domestic production of critical minerals by invoking the Defense Production Act.
- Bloomberg Quint reports the U.S. is set to give the mining industry a key tool to boost domestic production of metals behind the energy transition — but nothing that speeds up efforts to dig ore out of the ground.
- E&E Greenwire reports President Biden is expected to sign an order as soon as this week invoking the Defense Production Act to ramp up domestic production of the critical minerals needed to make electric vehicle batteries, said a person familiar with the plan.
- Bloomberg and Mining.com report President Joe Biden plans Thursday to invoke Cold War powers to encourage domestic production of critical minerals for electric-vehicle and other types of batteries, according to people familiar with the matter.
- Washington Examiner reports President Joe Biden is preparing to invoke the Defense Production Act to enable production of more critical minerals for EV batteries and other green tech, Bloomberg reported this morning. Action could reportedly come as soon as this week.
- The Hill reports President Biden is set to invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) as early as this week to step up production of minerals used to manufacture electric vehicle batteries, a source familiar the plans confirmed to The Hill.
- Mining Magazine reports a bipartisan bill was presented in the U.S. Congress to ban the import of Russian uranium, as a reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
- Argus reports West Virginia governor Jim Justice (R) has signed a handful of bills into law aimed at securing coal mine reclamation in the state.