US Republicans pass Strategic Critical Minerals Act

By Laura Syrett
Published: Friday, 13 July 2012

Measure to streamline permitting for strategic minerals may stall in Senate

Yesterday the US House of Representatives passed the National Strategic and Critical Mineral Production Act (HR 4402) by a vote of 256 to 160.

The bill, which would speed up the permitting process for applications to mine certain minerals, including rare earths, is widely supported by Republicans, together with a...

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