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 By Shane Lasley    News

10 golden rules for responsible mining

The World Gold Council Sept. 12 launched its Responsible Gold Mining Principles, which lays out a framework that provides investors and downstream gold supply chain customers with clear... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Northern Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Crown Indigenous Relations

Ottawa to clean-up old mines across North

The Canadian government has dedicated C$2.2 billion to clean up contaminated mine sites in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The eight projects to be addressed with this investment are the... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Resource Development Council luncheon Environmental Protection

EPA to Alaska: "We don't have to choose"

Can American resource development and environmental stewardship go hand-in-hand? Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler not only believes the answer is yes but producing the... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Defense Production Act Title 3 rare earth element REE declaration Trump

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 this group... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
The Conference Board of Canada Territorial Outlook Economic Forecast

Mines drive growth across Canada's North

Thanks to the start-up of new mines, The Conference Board of Canada forecasts the economies of Canada's territories to grow significantly over the next two years. In Territorial Outlook Economic... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Department of Commerce federal strategy secure reliable critical minerals

Alaska rare earths project gets a nudge

Washington D.C.'s increased interest in securing a steadfast supply of critical minerals may prompt further advancement at Ucore Rare Metals Inc.'s Bokan Mountain, a Southeast Alaska project that... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Trump Executive Order 13817 federal critical minerals strategy REE

U.S. outlines critical mineral strategy

The U.S. Department of Commerce June 4 released "A federal strategy to ensure secure and reliable supplies of critical minerals," an interagency report that outlines a government-wide action plan... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Mountain Pass Bokan Mountain REE trade war rare earth strategy

Rare earths – more than trade war weapons

When it comes to rare earths, China has a strategy that goes beyond using these high-tech elements as ammunition for the next salvo in a trade war with the United States. This strategy, which was... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
American Mineral Security National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production

Addressing the critical mineral challenge

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) have teamed up to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing America's "Achilles' heel" – a heavy dependence on... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MSHA offering up to $400K in safety grants

The United States Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) April 16 announced the availability of up to $400,000 in funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program to... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

USGS report shows steady mine output

The value of non-fuel metals produced in Alaska and the United States during 2018 were similar to 2017, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2019, an annual report published by the U.S.... — Updated 9/25/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies 2018 Alaska BC Yukon NWT Nunavut

AK, Canada's North shine in mining survey

When it comes to attracting mining investment, Alaska, British Columbia and all three Canadian territories rank among the top 20 jurisdictions in the world on the Fraser Institute Survey of Mining... — Updated 9/25/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Managing Director Simon Moores

America is losing battery metals arms race

He who controls battery metals and the evolving energy storage technology controls the world of industrial power in the 21st century auto and energy storage industries. This is the message... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Senator Chair Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Mineral import reliance US Achilles' heel

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, called on Congress to pass legislation that will curb the United States' increasing dependence on foreign countries for its growing mineral needs. In its Mineral... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

North needs access to tap mineral wealth

A dearth of infrastructure in Canada's northern territories is proving to be a severe hindrance to mine development in mineral provinces ranked by many among the most attractive and stable in the... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Senator, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources chair

The definitive list

In an initial move to implement President Donald Trump's strategy to break the United States' growing reliance on foreign countries for minerals and metals vital to its security and economy, the... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Battery green critical minerals electric vehicles

35 minerals critical to the United States

In a report published in December, the United States Geological Survey defined critical minerals as non-fuel minerals or mineral materials essential to the economic and national security of the... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Strategic minerals in American military hardware

Critical minerals bill moves on Capitol Hill

For the fourth year running, Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nevada, has put forward the legislation aimed at streamlining the process for permitting strategic and critical minerals in the United States.... — Updated 9/24/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Alaska regains top ten on Fraser Survey

Alaska's rich mineral endowment helped propel the Last Frontier into the top ten on the Fraser Institute's Survey of Mining Companies 2017. To gather information for its report, the Fraser... — Updated 9/24/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Critical minerals order

Following a U.S. Geological Survey report that identifies 23 minerals critical to the economic wellbeing and security of the United States, President Donald Trump issued an executive order calling... — Updated 9/24/2020 Full story

 

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