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Friday, March 8, 2013

I'll Take My Bill RARE, Thanks

Rep. Johnson (D., GA) reintroduces the RARE (Resource Assessment of Rare Earths) Act of 2013

Rep. Johnson digs in on RARE Earths crucial to clean-energy, defense manufacturing

Reps. Johnson, Markey move to end China’s monopoly, secure access to strategic minerals
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) today reintroduced the Resource Assessment of Rare Earths (RARE) Act of 2013 [H.R. 981], which directs the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct a three-year, comprehensive global mineral assessment of rare earth elements (REEs).
Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA), a national leader on energy and the environment and Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Committee, is the lead original cosponsor of the bill.
Critical to high-tech clean-energy and defense manufacturing, rare earth elements (REEs) are strategic minerals used in the production of cutting-edge technologies such as wind turbines, advanced batteries, powerful magnets, and military radar systems.
China accounts for 97% of global rare earth element production and has demonstrated a willingness to restrict REE exports. The Chinese monopoly is a strategic vulnerability for the United States that could undermine national security and competitiveness in the defense and clean-energy sectors. ...

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