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The War Against Mining:
The environmentalists are using their copper based electric cars, cell phones and computers to shut down copper mining in the United States. As we’ve mentioned before 97% of the copper we use is coming from China while the United States sits on what is arguably the largest ore deposit in the world – 80.6 billion pounds of copper and 107.4 million ounces of gold as well as other rare metals.
No wonder there’s been such a significant uptick in thief of copper wiring in the United States.
We are ALL paying for the hypocrisy of the Big Green movement. The environmentalists NEED the copper for the alternative energy tools that would facilitate the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and still they stand in the way of mining it. However, China doesn’t have any such compunctions and oddly that seems alright with environmentalists. That makes me wonder if it really is about the environment as much as it is about changing the pockets that the cash flows into.
Join us in our fight in the War Against Mining!
- Resourceful Earth News Blog: The War Against Mining: Big Green Has Big Bucks to Fight Alaska’s Pebble Mine Project – Environmentalists groups have a $100 million a year budget for fighting copper mining.
- Resourceful Earth: The Battle over the Alaskan Pebble Mine Project – The President of Intel Corporation (who uses quite a bit of copper in computer products) has personally given almost $3 million to various green groups for work on this specific campaign. These are the same people that get together in Washington to scratch their heads about how to stop manufacturing related jobs from leaving the United States.
- The Washington Times: Big Green Pharaohs want more bricks, no straw – They want all those wonderful products, but they don’t want anybody developing anything to get the stuff necessary to make them.
- Wizbang Blog: The War Against Pebble Mine