Biden will outsource the mining of most metals required for the manufacture of electric vehicles to allied nations, Reuters reported Tuesday.
The plan is part of an effort to placate radical environmentalists, whom it is believed would interfere with U.S. mining efforts
The administration previously hinted they would support domestic manufacturing materials for solar panels and electric vehicles but will be outsourcing to allied nations.
"The Biden administration would be short-sighted if it backs off support for domestic production of critical minerals. This whole ‘made in America’ drive needs to begin with 'mined in America.'" – @NMA_NolanRich— NMA (@NationalMining) May 26, 2021
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“President Biden is focused on seizing the electric vehicle (EV) market, sourcing and manufacturing the supply chain here in America, and creating good-paying, union jobs,” Ali Zaidi said.
“Building American-made EVs and shipping them around the world will include leveraging American-made parts and resources.”
“This includes responsibly pursuing, developing, and mining critical minerals and materials used for EV batteries.”