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With the ongoing lack of any meaningful international management of the “Wild West” of carbon “markets,” it is good news that finally some nation has grown a spine and is willing to regulate this scene, and insist that some part of the value accrues to their nation. Nice that mineral extraction has also come under these regulations. Certain international players see other countries as merely their source for ____, to be taken by any means including outright theft or induced burden of debt. And how do you generate a carbon offset for lithium mining? This latest large-scale destruction of the planet is “green” because it reduces (perhaps eventually) vehicle emissions. Yet again, the Benefit to Human-Kind allows for creation of these sacrifice zones and dismisses any effects on other forms of life.

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