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By Shane Lasley
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Graphite Creek nominated high priority

Alaska governor requests designation under Trump order North of 60 Mining News – October 18, 2019


Last updated 9/26/2020 at 10:54am

Tesla Inc.

The lithium-ion rechargeable batteries in both the Tesla Model S and Powerwall require graphite as the anode material.

In a recent letter to the White House, Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy has requested that U.S. President Donald Trump consider designating the Graphite Creek mine project and associated processing facility as a high-priority infrastructure project under Executive Order 13766, signed by Trump shortly after he took office in 2017.

"Graphite Creek is the largest deposit of graphite in the nation,...

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