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Sen. Sullivan halts Defense nominees

Until he gets answers to critical mineral roadblock in Alaska Metal Tech News - August 3, 2022


Last updated 8/12/2022 at 2:17pm

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BLM's right-of-way suspension across federal land put up a legal roadblock to an area of Alaska that could provide a domestic source of copper, zinc, and other critical minerals.

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, is holding up the nominations of three senior Department of Defense nominees until he gets some answers on why the Biden administration pulled the permits for a road to the Ambler Mining District, a region of Alaska with deposits of copper, cobalt, zinc, and other minerals critical to the renewable energy and defense technologies.

The Alaska senator made the...

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