Articles Tagged "US Congress"

The Rare Earth Debate Continues in Congress

Rare Earth – Multiple bills are before the US Congress that aim to create a domestic rare earth and critical metals supply chain. The bills share a common objective; streamline the permitting process for mining companies, as well as the creation of rare earth recycling.

Neodymium’s Strategic Importance Gets Traction With US Congress

Rare Earth – Friday, The House of Representatives approved the National Defense Authorization Act, which outlines the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) budget and expenditures. Included in the Act was an amendment to formulate a plan to establish a domestic source of rare earth element neodymium.

Politics & Palladium: Showtime!

Political wrangling over the General Motor bailout could well be the silver lining for Stillwater Mining Co. Other automakers continue to use palladium, thereby ensuring higher prices. The $58 billion federal rescue of General Motors has got the US platinum-group metals (PGMs) producer Stillwater Mining, which had lost its sales contract under the GM bankruptcy [...]