Full Title: Critical Minerals and the Role of U.S. Mining in a Low-Carbon Future
Author(s): Sarah Ladislaw, Lachlan Carey, and Hillary Bright
Publisher(s): CSIS Energy and National Security Program and Blue Green Alliance
Publication Date: December 18, 2019
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Critical minerals are an essential component of the transition to a low-carbon and clean energy future. Today, the United States lacks strategies for responsibly mining these materials at home, for developing sustainable supply chains for their incorporation into the clean energy economy, and for leading through example and cooperation with other nations that seek to mine and develop these resources in safe, environmentally responsible, and socially inclusive ways.