Auto Makers Ask Congress for Easier Path to Electric-Vehicle Tax Break

"There is and remains a total domination by China on the processing side,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute and professor at the Colorado School of Mines. “It’s definitely not changing in the short term. That would be a decadal ....
August 4, 2022

Manchin deal could raise new hurdles for electric vehicle incentives

“The numbers that they quote in there are very high and very soon,” said Morgan Bazilian, a public policy professor at the Colorado School of Mines. “Will those targets become a hindrance or an obstacle to the adoption of electric vehicles with those ....
August 4, 2022

Carmakers say the climate bill sets impossible targets

Those urging lawmakers to stand firm on the supply chain targets in the bill say automakers are overplaying their potential to slow down the transition into zero-emission cars and SUVs. Among them is Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute ....
August 3, 2022

Deep in the Democrats’ Climate Bill, Analysts See More Wins for Clean Energy Than Gifts for Fossil Fuel Business

This part of the bill is likely a compromise between two different viewpoints among Senate Democrats, said Ian Lange, director of the Mineral and Energy Economics program at the Colorado School of Mines.
August 3, 2022

Automakers Blitz Congress to Fix an EV Tax Credit They Can’t Use

The processing of critical minerals typically used in EV batteries, such as lithium, nickel cobalt, and manganese, is done almost exclusively in China, Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, said in an ....
August 3, 2022

Sewage sludge contaminated with toxic forever chemicals spread on thousands of acres of Chicago-area farmland

Chris Higgins, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, said more study is needed to determine how much of the PFAS in people comes from sludge-tainted plants and livestock.
July 31, 2022

“No safe level”: A lot of Colorado drinking water could contain potentially hazardous levels of “forever chemicals” under new EPA standard

Testing equipment also often isn’t sensitive enough to detect such small, but still potentially dangerous, traces of PFAS, Timothy Strathmann, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, said.
July 29, 2022

Climate bill would create roadblock for full EV tax credit

“These things aren’t in place, and might not be for more than a decade,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines.
July 28, 2022

A new gold rush pits money and jobs against California’s environment

“Gold is used as a hedge against economic insecurity, and we’ve certainly seen a lot of that in recent years,” said Elizabeth Holley, an associate professor in the Colorado School of Mines’ department of mining engineering.
July 18, 2022

How Manchin wobble may hit Biden’s public land oil strategy

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy and professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines, predicted that federal drilling policy will continue to take a back seat to the administration’s strategies to lower ....
July 18, 2022

After years of contamination at Pittsburgh airport, nearby drinking water still hasn’t been tested

When PFAS-contaminated soil is disturbed during construction, the chemicals are more likely to contaminate nearby surface waters during storm events, according to Christopher Higgins, an engineer at the Colorado School of Mines.
July 15, 2022

Itchy-O's Next Ceremonial Concept Concert Showcases New, Unexpected Custom Instrument

"Thanks to a partnership with the Colorado School of Mines Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Hot Shop, and the Hennebach Program in the Humanities at Mines with artist-in-residence Sarah Harling, we were gifted the opportunity of a lifetime to ....
July 13, 2022