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By Shane Lasley
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Bill urges 'restart' of U.S. REEs mining

Colorado lawmaker advocates stimulating domestic rare earth elements industry, calls for stockpiling minerals deemed critical


Last updated 4/25/2010 at Noon

Rare earth elements have become a hot topic among United States policymakers. The growing demand for the unique properties of these metals in "green energy" technology and military applications, coupled with China's monopoly on the rare earth market has lawmakers and the Pentagon investigating the need to stimulate domestic production, manufacture and stockpiling of these elements.

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