Fox News: Cotton questions Granholm over potential taxpayer funding for Communist China-linked lithium mine

Sen. Cotton is alarmed that the Department of Energy may award a loan to a Lithium company that has tight CCP ties

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Tom Cotton is demanding information from the Department of Energy over reports the agency is thinking about using taxpayer dollars to support a proposed lithium mine that is linked to the Chinese Communist Party.

In a letter to Secretary Jennifer Granholm Tuesday, Cotton, R-Ark., said the Canadian company Lithium Americas’ plan to build a mine in Humboldt County, Nevada, is alarming because the company’s largest shareholder is Ganfeng, which has CCP ties.

“The United States should be reducing its dependence on China for these critical inputs, not opening the door for China to ‘gain a foothold on lithium mining,’” Cotton wrote.