In the news today and from the weekend…
- Associated Press and Washington Post report President Joe Biden is turning to a Cold War-era law to boost production of lithium and other minerals used to power electric vehicles, but experts say the move by itself is unlikely to ensure the robust domestic mining Biden seeks as he promotes cleaner energy sources.
- E&E Greenwire reports a uranium mining project near the Grand Canyon is one step closer to opening after receiving a water permit from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
- Arizona Republic reports the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued an aquifer protection plan permit to Pinyon Plain Mine on Thursday, putting the mine’s operators a step closer to starting uranium extraction.
- Bloomberg Hyperdrive reports Bill Ford and Mary Barra offer assurances their electric vehicles are well-sourced — at least for the next few years.