Senior advisor calls nation’s approach to minerals “deeply flawed”

Posted on February 24, 2012 by Minerals Make Life

In a recent presentation to the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Daniel McGroarty, senior advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and board member for Colorado Rare Earths, pointed to America’s need for a comprehensive minerals strategy.

In his presentation, “Public Policy in the Resource Wars,” McGroarty emphasized that the current policy environment for U.S. mining is “deeply flawed and very unfriendly,” especially when compared to other leading mining countries. McGroarty also stated that “today, our gunpowder and sailcloth—read: weapons systems and wind-power—come from the rare earths, and beyond the rares, from a few dozen strategic metals.”

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