Rare earth miner seeks to make U.S. a competitive producer

Posted on March 19, 2012 by Minerals Make Life

Following President Obama’s remarks on Tuesday surrounding China’s rare earth mineral export restrictions, E&E News spoke with Mark Smith, CEO of U.S. rare earth mining company Molycorp. In the interview, Smith discussed the company’s role in helping keep the United States competitive, noting, “rare earths are a very, very critical part of our economy.”

Smith underlined that the role of Molycorp is to help “bring U.S. production online and become a very meaningful player in the rare earth production side again.”

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