Undermining China's Monopoly on Rare Earth Elements

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    Undermining China's Monopoly on Rare Earth Elements - Technology Review

    In the ongoing saga of the Rare Earth Metal Monopoly by China:

    This is excellent news to hear and hopefully similar action will be taken in the future. At this point, companies seem to be willing to take the risk of China once again flooding the market considering the potential profit at stake as well as demand.
     
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    The only thing standing in the way is the EPA.
     
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    Link?
     
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    Neither of these things have a thing to do with the rare earth metal situation. So do you have anything legitimate to add to the discussion or just going to ramble on about how evil the EPA is?
     
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    Sorry, you can't shill for your goofy ass green movement and expect the US to be competitive globally in metals mining, too.

    Environmentalists hate all mining.
     
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    So I'll take that as a no. Thanks for playing.
     
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    I'm not as dogmatic as Revere but I would expect some flak from the state of California and the
    EPA because Obama has to get his base on board for 2012. I don't know if it will be a serious effort to derail the mining or "Gee, I tried." from the state and federal administrations but at a minimum a gun camera wargame will be staged over the reopening of this mine.
     
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    This is actually pretty good news. One of the unfortunate byproducts of the California Desert Conservation Act was to place off limits for mining, another rich rare earth site in the Iron Mountains that was added to Death Valley National Park.

    Rare earths are used in a whole bunch of high technology industries and without them you have nothing.
     

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