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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Critical minerals bill moves on Capitol Hill

Nevada congressman persistently pursues mine permit reform North of 60 Mining News – March 16, 2018

 

Last updated 9/24/2020 at 7:06pm

Strategic minerals in American military hardware

U.S. Air Force; Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson

This U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter is conducting cold weather testing at the Eielson Air Force Base in Interior Alaska. Aluminum, manganese and rare earths are among the many critical minerals that go into building these advanced aircraft.

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.

"Critical and strategic minerals are essential to the technologies that make our daily lives and economy work. Unfortunately, when it comes to mining strategic and critical minerals domestically, duplicati...



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