Rare Earth Elements – House of Cards IRL
Content: Outreach, Presentation, Report, Testimony
Tags: Advanced Reactor, DoD, DoE, Gen 4, IAEA, Japan, JOGMEC, Kennedy, Kutsch, Legislation, Magnets, Materials, Metals, MIning, MSR, Nuclear Energy, Pea Ridge, Phosphates, Process, Rare Earth Oxides, Rare Earths, Renewables, REOs, Solar & Wind, Thorium, Thorium Bank
Rare Earths are mentioned in “House of Cards” and “Call of Duty” as a source of conflict, and both observe China’s monopoly of this resource. This is not fiction.For United States to succeed in high-tech manufacturing, Rare Earths are essential. For United States to control its own military procurement, a domestic supply of Rare Earths are essential.This is a fast-paced explanation of China’s Rare Earth monopoly. How it emerged, and how we can re-enter the market. A solution will not cost taxpayers any money… private industry is keenly interested in resolving this issue, and only needs legal framework for doing so.This presentation was delivered to Congressional staffers in September 2014, by the National Center for Policy Awareness. It has been condensed from 80 minutes to 20 minutes.