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Op-ed: Trump is right to investigate America’s dependence on imported metals

August 11, 2017

Recently, President Trump announced an executive order aimed at strengthening both America’s manufacturing sector and the supply chains that keep it running.

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Op-ed: Infrastructure plan could be stymied by lack of resources

July 26, 2017

Recently, President Trump announced a $1 trillion plan to fix the nation’s roads, bridges, dams, and airports. And while Congressional approval may hinge on the specifics of funding these projects, Americans should be concerned with whether the country can obtain sufficient metals and minerals.

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Op-ed: Mine-permitting thicket is retarding U.S. competitiveness

April 07, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers just issued a new report card for the nation’s infrastructure and the results are abysmal. Our infrastructure got a D+. The ASCE warns that we must close a $2 trillion investment gap in the next decade to right the ship.

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Op-ed: Cutting Red Tape Will Help Restore US Mining, Middle-Class Jobs

March 20, 2017

It might seem hard to fathom after some of the recent election rhetoric, but according to a survey of global manufacturing executives, the U.S. is poised to overtake China by 2020 as the world’s most competitive manufacturing nation.

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Op-ed: U.S. Isn’t Prepared to Meet Mineral, Metal Demands

February 13, 2017

A new government report suggests we must revisit the regulatory regime that restricts hard rock mining in the United States. A surge in demand is coming for the minerals and metals needed in every sector of our economy, and we are woefully unprepared to meet it. The problem is not a lack of domestic resources. We have them in spades. In fact, the U.S. possesses an estimated $6.2 trillion in minerals reserves. But we still import nearly $7 billion in minerals and metals each year.

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