Author

Lane Boldman

Lane Boldman

Lane Boldman is executive director of the Kentucky Conservation Committee.

COMMENTARY

One of America’s last aluminum smelters just closed. Let’s rescue Kentucky’s from that fate.

By: - February 7, 2024

Since Ford Motor Co. announced a series of major electric vehicle battery plants, anchored in Kentucky and Tennessee, regional leaders have touted Western Kentucky as fertile ground for a clean energy supply chain. Yet a critical material essential to battery production and electric vehicles — aluminum — is slipping away and is at risk of […]