Almost from the outset after moving in to the White House, Joe Biden has tried to make the case that the United States should abandon fossil fuels and embrace so-called clean energy sources. However, when it came to the Alaskan Pebble Mine, his administration sought to shut it down. As of yesterday, environmentalist groups helped put the final touches on the Alaska mine’s untimely demise.
… Pedro Bay Corp., an Alaska Native group that owns land near Bristol Bay, announced last year that nearly 90 percent of its shareholders voted to let the Conservation Fund, an environmental nonprofit organization, buy conservation easements on more than 44,000 acres.
The corporation will reveal on Thursday that a successful $20 million, 18-month fundraising effort enabled the Conservation Fund to purchase three conservation easements on the land. The new protections cover a portion of the proposed mining road, which would be used to transport ore.
Because the two environmentalist nonprofits purchased three conservation easements, the lands and waters near Southern Alaska’s Bristol Bay can be made permanently off-limits to economic development. This, in turn, will hinder the development of the Alaskan Pebble Mine that happens to be located on large deposits of key minerals that are needed to manufacture so-called green energy technologies.
This occurs on top of Biden also seeking to block large mining projects in both Minnesota and Arizona, claiming environmental concerns. Biden’s actions speak louder than his words. He restricts oil and gas drilling that drives up the prices of gasoline along with utility rates and then works to shut down a mine that sits on large deposits of vital elements used to manufacture things such as solar panels, wind turbines and geothermal energy facilities.
So, with all of this in mind, people should start stocking up on wood, coal, and candles because it will be a long winter. As far as Biden is concerned, he obviously agrees with U.S. special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry that the people who lost employment opportunities resulting from environmentalist and EPA opposition to the Pebble Mine that the people should learn to solar.
PHOTO CREDIT: Danger sign at an abandoned Arizona mine – By Photo by Rod Fitzhugh – , Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=943718