“Hiding a thousand feet below the earth’s surface in this patch of northern Minnesota wetlands are ancient mineral deposits that some view as critical to fueling America’s clean energy future.” NYT (Gift Article): This Remote Mine Could Foretell the Future of America’s Electric Car Industry. And it turns out that the quest for new energy has a lot in common with the quest for old energy. “Some locals are fighting the mine, for fear it could pollute their environment. The pushback hints at how difficult it may be to build an all-American supply chain that powers the country’s transition to electric vehicles.”