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Trump declares critical mineral emergency

President Donald Trump has declared America's heavy reliance on adversarial nations for critical minerals a national emergency that threatens the security, foreign policy, and economy of the Unite... — Updated 10/13/2020 Full story

 
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Green energy minerals top EU action plan

The European Union is taking action to ensure it has the critical minerals and metals needed for the coming "transition towards a green and digital economy" over the coming decades. "A secure and... — Updated 9/22/2020 Full story

 
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Reclaiming critical mineral independence

Recycling metals from spent lithium-ion batteries and rare earths from outmoded computers play a vital role in the United States reclaiming its critical mineral independence, according to... — Updated 7/22/2020 Full story

 
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New Battery Deal idea floated to Congress

In addition to dealing a major blow to the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on a chink in the United States' economic and security armor – an overreliance on foreign... — Updated 7/15/2020 Full story

 
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House lawmakers tackle critical minerals

House Republicans have introduced legislation aimed at breaking the United States' dependence on foreign countries such as China for the minerals and metals critical to high-tech, renewable... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Some critical minerals are more critical

When it comes to criticality, not all critical minerals are equal. To sort out the hierarchy of these mined materials, the United States Geological Survey has developed a powerful new tool that... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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USGS report informs critical mineral policy

The United States depends on foreign countries for more than 50 percent of its supply of 31 minerals considered critical to the nation's economic wellbeing and national security, including 100 per... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Mines eligible for Fast 41 permitting

Wind turbines, solar panels and the batteries that store the electricity these renewable energy sources generate are creating new demands for an array of minerals and metals, many of which are... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 

Scientists urge green energy metal policies

Scientists are urging world governments to get out in front of the skyrocketing demand for the minerals and metals that are going to be needed for solar, wind and other green energy initiatives... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
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Energy legislation stalls in US Senate

The American Energy Innovations Act, legislation hailed as Congress' best chance to modernize the nation's energy policies in more than 12 years, bogged down in the U.S. Senate in early March afte... — Updated 6/26/2020 Full story

 

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