With blissful abandon, President Joe Biden is proposing a massive expansion in electric cars, funding 500,000 charging stations for their batteries around the country.
There’s only one problem: China controls 80 percent of the globe’s essential raw materials—called rare earth minerals—necessary for the manufacture of car batteries.
Meanwhile, the United States has to import 80 percent of these minerals it uses, mainly from Beijing
So, in switching from gas-powered cars to electric cars, we would be switching from energy self-sufficiency to total dependence on China.
Instead of Arab sheiks controlling our destiny, Chinese communist apparatchiks would.
The U.S. once was the dominant global supplier of rare earth minerals until the environmental movement closed down the mines in California and Nevada that produced much of the world’s supply.
We are left with only one operational mine for these essential minerals — in Mountain Pass, California. The Washington Examiner explains that “the difficult part about extracting and using [rare earth minerals] is the separation and refinement process, which is largely controlled by China.”
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