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The kryptonite of America's economy

Lack of domestic critical mineral supplies weakens US clean energy ambitions The White House and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are becoming increasingly aware that a lack of secure supplies... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
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Alaska's minerals – a national imperative

Russia's invasion of Ukraine, America's tenuous relationship with China, and global competition for the enormous volume of mined materials needed to build the envisioned clean energy futu... — Updated 9/15/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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Critical minerals war in the White House

The White House's bold clean energy ambitions, which are intricately linked to the availability of reliable supplies of the metals needed to build electric vehicles and renewable energy... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
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Making rare earths separation less rare

US invests heavily into developing domestic rare earth element processing plants Despite what their name suggests, rare earths are not all that scarce. An efficient and environmentally... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
U.S. military uses antimony in a wide array of equipment to protect the country.

Antimony at top of strategic concerns

Russia and China's control of global supplies worry DC lawmakers From its uses in flame retardants that have saved countless American lives to being an important ingredient in batteries... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
A bundle of copper wire. Analysts predict we'll need more than we can mine.

Surprise $60 million investment for Pebble

In a move that could help it push the Pebble project across the permitting finish line, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. has entered into an agreement with an unnamed investor for US$60... — Updated 8/4/2022

 
 By J. P. Tangen    Opinion
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Sen. Murkowski puts shoulder to the wheel

Those of us who watch such things are well aware that Senator Murkowski has been the strong vocal lead in the Senate when it comes to sounding the alarm that the country is at... — Updated 6/30/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
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EPA takes another shot at stopping Pebble

In a polarizing announcement, the Environmental Protection Agency released a revised Proposed Determination under Clean Water Act Section 404(c) to prohibit and restrict the use of... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Winter view of the Diavik diamond mining operation in NWT, Canada.

A nuclear option for mines in the North

What if remote mines and communities across Alaska and Canada's North could plug into batteries the size of cargo containers that could deliver multi-megawatt levels of zero-carbon... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
A view of the Red Dog mining camp that is the largest provider to ANCSA corps.

Alaska Mining Day – a historic crossroad

May 10, 2022, celebrates the ninth annual Alaska Mining Day. Established in 2013, Alaska Mining Day was created through legislation sponsored by Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, "to... — Updated 5/12/2022 Full story

 
 By Chuck Kopp    Editorial
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A strong America needs Alaska minerals

Since World War II there may not be a more urgent time to produce Alaska's rich mineral resources. Our nation's immediate defense needs and commitment to clean energy all require a... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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Dunleavy to Biden: reconsider Ambler Road

While hailing President Joe Biden's use of the Defense Production Act to bolster domestic production of critical lithium-ion battery minerals and metals as good news for the Far North... — Updated 4/14/2022

 
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Graphite One-enhanced fire suppressant

Graphite One Inc. Feb. 15 reports that a more environmentally sound fire suppressing foam enhanced with advanced graphite material from its Graphite Creek deposit in western Alaska shows... — Updated 2/17/2022 Full story

 
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Building a US critical minerals strategy

A heavy reliance on imports for a long list of minerals and metals critical to American supply chains could be a stumbling block for the Biden administration's ambitious "Build Back... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    News
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EPA revisits Bristol Bay restrictions

The Environmental Protection Agency Sept. 9 announced its intention to reinitiate the process of making a Clean Water Act Section 404(c) determination to protect certain waters in the... — Updated 9/9/2021 Full story

 
 By Rod Boyce    Guest Column
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UAF's HyLab is ready for the minerals hunt

Alaska contains minerals essential to the national defense, renewable energy and electronics industries. Finding those minerals, however, can be difficult in such a vast and geologically... — Updated 6/24/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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US supply chain plan, Alaska2023 aligned

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. believes the Biden administration's newly announced strategy to strengthen America's supply chains aligns with its own vision to disrupt China's dominance of the... — Updated 6/17/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
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Once in a century opportunity for Alaska

From a world-class graphite deposit in the Northwest to rare earths on the Southeast Panhandle, Alaska has the potential to offer a sustainable and secure supply to meet the coming... — Updated 4/29/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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US reliance on mineral imports exposed

National Mining Association President and CEO Rich Nolan says the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the risks associated with America's overreliance on foreign supply chains for nearly every... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Army probes rare earth facility funding

From helmet mounted radios to laser guided missiles, rare earth elements (REE) are an essential ingredient to the advanced hardware used by the U.S. military. These high-tech metals,... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Ucore builds REE separation plant team

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has added two prominent technical advisors to a team it has pulled together to design a heavy rare earth element solvent extraction plant to be developed in... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Ucore lays out Bokan REE mine strategy

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has unveiled a three-tier strategy for delivering a non-Chinese source of rare earth elements to North American markets from its Bokan Mountain project in Alaska.... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
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Ucore talks rare earths with US senators

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Aug. 22 announce that that it met with senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) in separate visits to Ketchikan, Alaska, to discuss Ucore's... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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Trump: rare earths essential to US defense

With the issuance of five presidential determinations related to the domestic production of rare earth metals and magnets, President Donald Trump is making it clear the White House sees... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Curt Freeman    Editorial
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Freeman throws down rare earth gauntlet

Earlier this month Reuters reported that several agencies within the U.S. Federal government were "rapidly assessing" our domestic ability to mine and refine rare earth elements and... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 

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