Washington Post: Zinke Wants to Expand Critical Minerals Production

Dec. 19, 2017

The problem of U.S. rare earth supply vulnerability is multi-faceted

In December 2017 Adamas Intelligence spoke with The Washington Post regarding a recent push by U.S. Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, to expand domestic critical metals production.

Some key points emphasized during the discussion were:

  • The problem of U.S. supply vulnerability is multi-faceted. Solving the issue is about more than building a couple new mines – there is a whole value-adding supply chain of metals, alloys, and magnet makers that needs to be re-established in the U.S. for foreign dependence (and vulnerability) to be mitigated.

Read more about what was discussed in this recent article from The Washington Post.

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