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“This is obviously a tremendous opportunity to create jobs and a domestic industry if the United States is prepared to tackle it,” he said.
Lush said lithium, for example, is currently not mined in the United States due to environmental concerns. Instead, he said, it was imported from foreign countries.
“There are huge environmental concerns, but if we are to be self-sufficient and create these industries, as part of the fight against climate change, we will have to recognize the concerns related to national mining,” Lush said.
The United States has faced compromises before and this is reminiscent of the problems with large infrastructure projects such as the Interstate Highway System, the United States Railroad System, and the Electric Grid System. that meet the needs of American society and our economy.
“If the United States is serious about having a large fleet of electric vehicles, we have to consider the tradeoffs,” Lush said. “This makes carbon sequestration and more important ethanol blends even more important as environmentally friendly tools.”
Dan McGuire, policy director of ACGF, said modern agricultural practices such as no-till planting systems, cover crops, high-tech equipment and water-efficient irrigation techniques combine to save money. fuel, reduce soil erosion and protect the environment.
“Effective incentives for carbon sequestration such as the Scaling-Up Climate Solutions Bill can facilitate the continuation and expansion of these practices,” McGuire said. “The fact that corn ethanol is an eco-friendly, octane-enhancing, job-creating economy superstar and delivering tremendous benefits to the rural sector and the US economy as a whole is critical. of major complementary importance. “