A note for Milwaukee-area users of solar power and other forms of renewable energy and also for drivers of electric vehicles: More mines are being proposed in the Western U.S. to provide metals for the expected growth in those and other high-tech products, which are aimed at reducing reliance on fossil fuels and lessening the impacts of global warming.
That leaves some people trying to make sure the fight against climate change doesn`t lead to more air and water pollution near the new mines, including in the state of Idaho.
On a bright spring day in the small community of Idaho City, landowner Ted Jewell is talking about his hillside:
"Now, all mining needs a lot of timbers, and this was no exception. They logged all of this hill off," he says...
Ken Notes: Don`t point west! Wisconsin has copper, and other heavy metals as well. We may regret an unplanned switch to renewables as we loose our forests and open spaces...
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