Letter to the Editor: In response to Martin – are we ready?

My comments refer to Bill Martin’s recent opinion, “With Our Help the CA Grid Survived.” I’m all for reducing any threats to our atmosphere and climate, but I question the government mandated approach pushing us towards renewable energy and electric vehicles before the domestic manufacturing and recycling of all the components are secure. Are we comfortable relying on China for the mining and processing of the rare earth metals needed for the batteries? Will we allow such mining and processing in the US? Where is the domestic push to recycle solar panels and batteries?

Dave Valle

Portola