Report: Biden to Use Wartime Powers to Boost Green Agenda

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President Biden is reportedly planning to invoke wartime powers to increase domestic production of critical minerals needed to build batteries for election vehicles and other defense equipment.

The Daily Caller reports:

The president would add battery materials to a list of materials protected under the 1950 Defense Production Act (DPA) if he were to move forward with the plan, people familiar with White House plans told Bloomberg. Such a move would give mining firms access to a $750 million fund established under the DPA and used to “to carry out all of the provisions and purposes” of the act, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

However, any use of the DPA wouldn’t discard current regulations and legal hurdles facing mining projects nationwide, Reuters reported.

Minerals such as cobalt, copper, lithium, nickel, graphite and zinc are essential for the production of electric vehicle batteries, battery storage facilities, solar panels and wind turbines, according to a 2021 International Energy Agency report. However, China, Russia and other hostile nations currently dominate the global production of such materials.

In June a White House supply chain report showed that China controlled more than half of the world’s mining capacity

“It’s more secure, coming from inside our borders than it is from overseas, especially when a lot of the suppliers now, who are trying to corner the market, include hostile regimes such as China and Russia,” National Mining Association President and CEO Rich Nolan previously told the Daily Caller News Foundation.



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Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
5 months ago

Let’s not pay any attention to the Constitution. Let’s usurp the authority of the Congress.

barb2554
barb2554
5 months ago

maybe he’d be better positioned to use the Defense Production Act to encourage farmers to plant more crops to ward off any food shortages that he already told us is imminent. He wont need to worry about global warming if the world stares to death first. And since we’re not at war …yet… with this imbecile in the WH, it’s hard to push for war powers anyway.

Sam
Sam
5 months ago
Reply to  barb2554

And let’s not forget that if he somehow could succeed in reducing atmospheric CO2, plant growth (and therefore food production) would be reduced as a result. And if that really could make the world cooler (which thankfully it wouldn’t), that would even further reduce plant growth and food production.

Mr. Bi-dung, why do you want people to starve?

Car
Car
5 months ago

Those powers are allowed when we are physically in a major war not imaginary like Biden.

Don
Don
5 months ago
Reply to  Car

President Biden is reportedly planning to invoke wartime powers to increase domestic production of critical minerals needed to build batteries for election vehicles and other defense equipment.

Another Illegal and Unconstitutional decree from BLOODY BUTCHER BIDEN the DICK-TATOR

Arjay
Arjay
5 months ago
Reply to  Don

What is are “election vehicles” that need batteries?

Arjay
Arjay
5 months ago
Reply to  Don

Sorry, can’t EDIT!!
I meant to say:What are “election vehicles” that need batteries?

Eddie Price
5 months ago

How about domestic oil production and rely on America. How about more production of corn and major crops in America. Let’s produce more batteries for cars and trucks that don’t have fueling stations. Frigging goofball!

Chris K
Chris K
5 months ago

Joe Biden is an IDIOT and a totally mentally deranged FOOL as are everyone in his useless administration! These people need to go before they finish their goal of destroying everything that’s great about America!

USA
USA
5 months ago

ATTENTION TO THE ILLEGAL CORRUPT COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT REGIME!!! YOU WANT THE GREEN NEW DEAL, THEN YOU PAY FOR IT OUT OF YOUR POCKETS AND STOP HAVING WE THE PEOPLE TAXED TO PUT MONEY IN YOUR CORRUPT POCKET’S! CLIMATE CHANGE IS A WAY TO FRAUD THE TAX PAYER’S OUT OF MONEY! I’M CALLING FOR THE ARREST OF THE CORRUPT COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT REGIME! TODAY WOULD BE A GREAT DAY TO START ARRESTING THEM ALL!!!

Richard Perry
Richard Perry
5 months ago

we got to rid this country of this stool

Patricia
5 months ago

Get that ignorant SOB out of office ASAP!! He will NEVER force anything down my throat!! His imposter days are just about over HE IS FINISHED!!

Mary Geiger
5 months ago

How can he get away with that? Who made him king? And what war is he involved in? In what war are WE in involved in?

Arjay
Arjay
5 months ago

Does that mean we are now at war?!

BillGatesForPrison
BillGatesForPrison
5 months ago

It will be nice when that traitor is no longer using any precious oxygen…

G BAR RED
G BAR RED
5 months ago

YEAH MAN, ELECTRIC TANKS

Sunshine
Sunshine
5 months ago

What’s going to happen when maybe 50% of the people get electric cars when we all ready have power outages how are they going to keep up with the electricity for them. This is another way of paying the people that got you in the White House back. Wake up people we the people didn’t put this man in the WH Facebook, Goggle, Amazon and Twitter did they need to be brought down the people made them rich now they want to keep us from hearing the truth just like Russia, China and others this is just the beginning.

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