Critical Minerals: Ensuring America's Future


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Friday, December 13, 2013——Rare-earth elements (REE) and other critical mineral resources are essential to daily life, jobs, and national security. From cell phones to renewable energy to jet fighters, these resources are the building blocks of modern civilization. World population growth and rising standards of living in countries like China, India, and Brazil have increased the demand for mineral resources – raising the potential for supply disruptions and international conflict. Pending Congressional legislation and daily news headlines indicate a pressing need for action. Join us for up-to-date information on this important topic.
 


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Sponsors

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute
American Geosciences Institute
Geological Society of America
National Mining Association
Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc.


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For more information, contact Amaury Laporte at alaporte [at] eesi.org or (202) 662-1884.

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