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More electric cars means more destructive mining

4 monthes ago   |   By Think Progress

By Jeremy Deaton
Climate warriors like to imagine a future where electric cars put oil companies out of business. Firms would stop injecting known carcinogens into the ground to break up the layer of hard, shale rock hiding stores of fuel, and they would no longer plumb the ocean depths for oil, letting sticky black goo leak into the sea.
To get to that future - a future where we don't need to dig oil out of the ground- companies will need to dig a whole lot of metal out of the ground, and that's potentially bad news for people who work in mines or live nearby.
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