TX Mining Monthly
March 2022

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The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Life:Powered project, the Texas Natural Gas Foundation (TXNG), and the Texas Energy Council (TEC) today publicly commended the members of the State Board of Education (SBOE) for voting to revise Texas’ science curriculum standards to emphasize the critical role of energy in modern life.
As the world’s clean energy transitions gather pace, demand for critical minerals is expected to grow quickly. According to the International Energy Association, the rise of low-carbon power generation is projected to triple mineral demand from this sector by 2040. The shift to a sustainable economy is important, and consequently, securing the critical minerals necessary for it is just as vital.
View infographic maps showing US non-fuel mineral production by state in 2021 using data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
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To go green – to build a carbon-neutral economy and achieve net-zero emissions – the United States will need a lot more rare-earth elements, experts say. REEs, sometimes called rare-earth metals, are used to make a variety of electronics, from iPhones to MRI machines. They're also vital to produce many of the most important green energy technologies, including solar arrays, wind turbines and electric car batteries.
The Biden administration recently announced major investments in the domestic production of key critical minerals and materials. The minerals targeted by the Administration are the rare earth elements, lithium, and cobalt—found in products from personal rechargeable electronics and television screens, to household appliances, as well as those used in clean energy technologies like batteries, electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels.
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The department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the Take Time Save Lives campaign to reach miners, promote best practice resources, and ensure mine operators have the tools they need to fully train miners to use equipment.
Legislative Update
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is proposing a $50 million grant program to support domestic mining, processing and recycling of lithium and other critical minerals. The Oregon Democrat introduced the idea in a bill this week. He says the program would help decrease the country’s reliance on foreign imports of minerals used in electric vehicles, cellphones and solar panels.
President Joe Biden announced last June that his administration would mount a "whole of government" effort to secure U.S. supplies and supply chains related to a raft of critical energy minerals. Biden was responding to the then-dawning reality that no "energy transition" from fossil fuels like oil, natural gas and coal to renewables and electric vehicles can possibly take place without massive new supplies of minerals like lithium, cobalt, antimony, copper, silver and others that are integral to the manufacture of batteries, solar arrays and wind turbines and towers. What has happened since that time?
A group of influential US Senators, including the head of its natural resources committee, has urged President Joe Biden to end the country’s dependency on critical minerals imports, especially from China. Senators called on Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act in order "to rebuild the capacity of key sectors and value-chains by domestically producing and processing critical minerals, such as battery metals like lithium and graphite."
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