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By Daniel Mcgroarty
Special to Mining News 

Time for U.S. to address mineral problem

From Pebble copper to rare earths, our nation needs policies that access domestic minerals for economic growth, national security

 

Last updated 10/28/2012 at Noon



Access to critical minerals and metals is vital to America's military strength and economic health. As we move further forward into the technology age, we need a range of non-fuel minerals - from antimony to zinc - for defense technologies that protect the homeland and project American power abroad. These same minerals and metals underpin our manufacturing sector too, and the cost of raw materi...



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