Mining Needed to Produce “Green Energy”

Our good friend Marita Noon over at the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy had an excellent op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal recently (you can read it here). The basic point of the article is that even “green” energy sources like wind power require mineral resources from the earth. Unfortunately, environmental zealots, many of whom preach the benefits of green jobs that they say will inevitably result from a taxpayer-subsidized shift to their preferred sources of energy, often stand in the way of efforts to access those needed resources here at home.