The Green Energy Domestic Mineral Supply Chain Paradox
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The Green Energy Domestic Mineral Supply Chain Paradox

Co-author, Nevada Bar Association Nevada Lawyer, October 2021

During the 2020 presidential campaign, then-candidate Joe Biden asserted that his administration would take quick action to build critical energy supply chains necessary for the realization of a green energy future tied to taking on climate change. It came as no surprise then to see on April 22, 2021, President Biden quickly set a goal for the U.S. of 50-52 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels to be achieved by 2030.1 Aggressive executive orders have also accompanied this action. The White House has stated this goal is evidence of President Biden’s “focus on building back better in a way that will create millions of good-paying, union jobs, ensure economic competitiveness, advance environmental justice, and improve the health and security of communities across America.”

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