(AMM) House approves rare earths legislation

Legislation to fund development of a domestic rare earths program passed scrutiny in the House of Representatives this week, marking the latest advance for a rare earths-friendly policy.

The Rare Earths and Critical Materials Revitalization Act (H.R. 6160), sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Dahlkemper (D., Pa.), was approved by the House late Wednesday by a vote of 325 to 98.

The issue of re-establishing a domestic rare earths value chain has enjoyed an especially high profile as of late, thanks in part to market speculation that China had reduced?or eliminated entirely?exports of rare earths...


September 30, 2010

22:27 GMT