(RepublicanWire.org) – Biden and his top officials admitted they are keeping gas prices high to force America to “go green.” Everyone from Granholm to Buttigieg said they are using the energy crisis to get more Americans to buy expensive EVs.
But electric cars aren’t as “green” as they want you to believe. Those costly batteries will one day end up in a landfill. On top of that, even they admitted the EV industry relies on a dirty, dark secret to actually work.
They are hoping, of course, you don’t read about it.
The Biden administration admitted that critical pieces of EVs and solar panels are part of a long, dark story of child labor, forced labor and child exploitation, citing cobalt mining in Africa and a polysilicon production in China.
The Department of Labor noted that “40,000 children, some as young as 6 years old, work in cobalt mines. Often working in tight spaces underground without proper safety equipment or procedures, child laborers face serious risks of injury or death.
Biden’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs revealed in a report that the cobalt used in EV batteries made in China is mined by child labor in the Congo.
Children are used to extract the material “under harsh and dangerous conditions,” the report admitted. The cobalt is then shipped to China, where it is used to make batteries.
Chinese firms own, operate, and finance most of the mining going on in the Congo. They know this is going on. Not only does China do nothing, they are bankrolling this child exploitation.
It seems the rest of the world is ignoring them too as the push for electric vehicles continues more children will be forced to work the mines.
“Cobalt is one of the most common materials found in lithium-ion battery cathodes and plays an important role in stabilizing the cathode while the battery is in operation. The Democratic Republic of Congo supplies nearly 58% of the world’s cobalt and 80% of that supply goes to China. China is the world’s leading producer of refined cobalt and a leading supplier of cobalt imports to the United States. The mining practices in Congo have been of concern because of a lack of environmental safeguards, labor, health issues, and political uncertainty. These factors may limit the availability of cobalt to the supply chain and increase its demand, leading to rapid price increases in lithium-ion batteries. Cobalt is considered the highest material supply risk for EVs in the short- and medium-term,” Tina Casey summarized from the Department of Energy’s report.
There is a lot of money involved when it comes to producing batteries for the new electric vehicles and children’s rights activists have been pushing to eliminate cobalt from electric vehicle batteries.
The problems with the energy department’s claim that they are “actively developing batteries that use 10% cobalt cathodes” is that children are still forced to do the labor to get the cobalt and even at the 10% mark the plan is for more vehicles to use the batteries. More vehicles means more forced child labor and that the reduction to 10% cobalt does not actually give an accurate picture of how many children will be used in the future to mine high dollar metals.
Biden’s glorious green utopia relies on the exploitation, abuse, and neglect of children in Africa.
We already knew Biden’s much-loved solar panels (for which he is burning through tax dollars to procure) are made with slave labor in China.
China uses Uyghur minorities as slaves to produce most of the world’s solar panels. Biden has recently committed hundreds of millions of dollars to buy solar panels.
Yet he was the man who signed a law that prevented America from working with Chinese companies that employ slave labor.
Now we are learning his precious EVs are being produced, thanks to child exploitation.