In the news today…
- Washington Examiner reports President Joe Biden faces a dilemma in that he wants to encourage domestic mineral production to boost renewable energy but faces environmentalist pressure to tighten regulations on the mining industry.
- Washington Examiner reports amid the slew of mineral news yesterday, the U.S. Geological Survey released its 2022 list of critical minerals detailing which mineral commodities are deemed essential to U.S.’s economy and national security and determined to have supply chains vulnerable to disruption.
- E&E Greenwire reports a proposed 211-mile road that would pierce Alaska Native homelands to reach the Ambler Mining District in the state’s northwest region will be suspended while it gets a closer look, the Biden administration now says.
- The Hill reports the Biden administration announced late Tuesday that it hopes to take a second look at a road that would provide access for a mining area in Alaska.
- Washington Post reports the Biden administration on Tuesday said it found “significant deficiencies” in a Trump-era environmental analysis of a mining road that would cut through wilderness and Indigenous territory in northwest Alaska.