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Experts Call for Streamlined Minerals Permitting in House Hearing

July 24, 2014

Yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on critical minerals encouraging the Senate to take up legislation that will bolster America’s national and economic security, create jobs, and reduce America’s reliance on foreign countries.

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Hal Quinn: Securing Raw Material Production Crucial to U.S. Security

June 24, 2014

This week, National Mining Association President and CEO Hal Quinn was featured in National Defense Magazine discussing the industry’s hopes for President Obama’s recent manufacturing initiative, the  Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation (LM3I) Institute, and the continued need for reforming the permitting processes.

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Just How Important is a Stable Supply of Critical Minerals?

June 19, 2014

In the most recent installment of “NMA Newsmakers,” the National Mining Association’s Jamie Caswell interviewed Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, about how an unstable supply of critical minerals can jeopardize U.S. defense and national security.

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Hal Quinn: U.S. mineral wealth is key to supply stability

May 21, 2014

Because of miner strikes in South Africa and trade sanctions against Russia – two of the world’s largest producers of platinum-group metals – supply concerns around platinum and palladium are growing worldwide.

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Russia Plays “Palladium Politics” with the West

April 16, 2014

As reported by Quartz yesterday, Russia’s control over global palladium supply is causing increased concern over access to this crucial mineral, pushing its price to a 32-month high.

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