‘I’d Rather Give Those Jobs To Americans’: Crenshaw Rips Biden, Environmentalists On Blocking Mining | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Hank Berrien.

    Texas GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw confronted the Biden administration and environmentalists on Wednesday, saying that they are putting the nation at risk because of their hostility to mining.

    Crenshaw pointed out in a long Twitter thread that despite what some environmentalists may propound, "Wind turbines and natural gas plants are not a one-to-one trade off. Building wind turbines and solar panels requires 10x the materials to deliver the same amount of energy we get with oil and gas."

    "Building a 100MW wind farm requires: 30,000 tons of iron ore, 50,000 tons of concrete, and 900 tons of non-recyclable plastics - and that's just the basics," he explained.

    He also noted that the United States has become more dependent on foreign countries for minerals.

    "Countries like China have eaten our lunch when it comes to lithium refining. Lithium matters because it goes into all sorts of batteries, especially for electric vehicles," he said. Lithium is also crucial for consumer electronics and energy storage.

    Then he mentioned various sites where mining has been inhibited, thus contributing to a shortage of valuable minerals, starting with the huge amounts of lithium deposits in Oregon, where he said activists have impeded mining "that could support production of 1 million electric vehicles annually."

    "Why?" he asked rhetorically. "To protect the sage grouse - which, let's be honest, is basically a fancy chicken."

    Turning to Nevada, he stated that lithium mining at the proposed Rhyolite Ridge lithium mine was "tied up" because of a lawsuit involving Tiehm's buckwheat, which allegedly could become endangered.

    Crenshaw noted that President Biden canceled leases in 2022 in parts of Minnesota that could provide copper, nickel, and cobalt from mining, also pointing out, "It's also the only sizable place in the country where we get taconite."

    "Why does taconite matter? Steel," he declared, explaining, "Taconite gets taken out of the ground and turned into steel. Steel goes into every structure you see around you. And right now, China is one of our biggest steel competitors."

    "National security aside - it's lunacy to think that any other country is mining cleaner or with fairer labor practices. I'd rather give those jobs to Americans. For the sake of the planet and American workers, it pays for the U.S. to take the lead on this," he argued.

    "America is blessed with resources, resources we can use for things like solar panels and wind turbines and everything else we need. Why don't radical environmentalists want to use them?" he concluded.

Considering how abjectly corrupt and civilly abusive the Left has become regarding the corrosive effect of their elected leaders; their entrenched and ruling bureaucracy; employing their failed Education Industry as Indoctrinators; their collusive private sector operators, such as the terminally discredited Legacy Media and Big Tech censorship of Free Speech: What will be the best course forward for hardworking Middle Americans, including the Patriot Class?
  Withdraw from society, go underground and plan for a resurgence when it is feasible to do so.
  Work within the confines of better policy by the People's government, once good sense and sanity is restored in the electorate at large, to achieve such.
  Are you a crazy, nut-job Insurrectionist? Everything is perfect within our plan to achieve our intended goals for the Socialist Left.
  Secession to form a true Constitutional Republic.
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Considering what has happened to our Representative Republic since the corruptive orthodoxy that led to the tolerated abomination - The Russia Hoax - where felonies were perpetrated upon the American People by the creation of the Two Tiered Justice System, in the misnomer of "Social Justice:" Where do you stand on sustaining our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms in a society where injustice is chronically sanctioned by one political orthodoxy?
  I believe in a perfected society by employing a higher governmental authority to train the behavior of the public.
  The United States Constitution does not allow just a few freedoms, it guarantees ALL freedoms promised to Humankind by God.
  Just don't take away my Social Media.
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