Environmental Risks


US seeks new lithium sources as demand for batteries grows

Photo: A Tesla battery pack is displayed during a media tour (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) The race is on to produce more lithium in the United States. The U.S. will need far more lithium to achieve its clean energy goals — and the industry that mines, extracts and processes the chemical element is poised to


Canada-US Rail Mega-Merger Raises Fears of ‘NAFTA Super Railway’

Call it the “NAFTA Super Railway.” Canadian Pacific (CP)’s acquisition of Kansas City Southern (KCS), combining two class I railroads, would create a mega rail link from the tar sands of western Canada to Vera Cruz on Mexico’s Gulf Coast. The $30 billion plan needs the final approval of the Biden administration’s Surface Transportation Board (STB),

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