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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Critical minerals bills land in Congress

Murkowski, Lamborn introduce legislation aimed at bolstering domestic mining of elements most vital to the U.S. economy, security

 

Last updated 6/26/2011 at Noon



As the United States scrambles to fill the rare earth elements supply shortage caused by China's export restrictions on these technologically important metals, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado, each have introduced legislation on Capitol Hill that seeks to revitalize domestic production of the minerals most critical to maintaining military security and a robust e...



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