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The National Fracking Day of Action

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By Aaron Mintzes

May 2, 2012

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House Majority Pushes USA to Mine More Like the Chinese

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By Aaron Mintzes

April 24, 2012

The House Majority recently introduced HR 4402 a bill called the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012.  The authors cleverly spell out the purported purpose in a series of whereas clauses that form the bill’s preamble.  Ostensibly, the problem wants to solve is a dearth of domestic production of so-called rare earth or critical minerals.  These minerals consist mainly of those elements in the bottom two rows of the periodic table and have varied applications in electronics, hybrid technology, renewable energy, and defense industries.

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