Legislators address critical minerals in appropriations bill

Posted on December 21, 2011 by Minerals Make Life

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2012, which passed the House and Senate last week, is set to designate $20 million toward critical minerals research and the creation of a Critical Materials Hub within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. This new funding demonstrates growing awareness among legislators of the vital role of minerals in advanced energy technologies.

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