Originally Posted by tomofreno
No, that it is not as much an effect as the subsidizing of the mining industry in China and lower labor costs.
Maybe, maybe not.
China is conducting open-pit mining like we used to do.
Given that most of the "work" is done by machines, it would seem that labor is not the driving factor.
While both contribute, I'm going to have to stick with my original position - that the EPA is a far bigger "cause" of this work moving overseas than labor costs.