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By Stefan Milkowski
For Mining News 

Alaska accepts rare earth challenge

Gov. Parnell announces five-part strategy for in-state development of strategic minerals; Murkowski pushes at the federal level


Last updated 10/30/2011 at Noon

Alaska officials are seeking to turn the national challenge of securing domestic supplies of critical minerals into an opportunity.

"Alaska has accepted the challenge," Gov. Sean Parnell told participants in the Strategic and Critical Minerals Summit held Sept. 30 in Fairbanks. "Where China has said, 'We're going to curtail exports,' … Alaska is accepting the challenge of saying, 'We've got t...

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