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A Mineral Strategy for American Security

Governor Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma writes in The Wall Street Journal about a mineral strategy for American security.

The C3 Take
  • As China looks to monopolize the global supply of rare earth minerals, states in the U.S. are fighting back.
  • Oklahoma recently opened the nation’s first domestic rare earth metal and magnet facility in Stillwater.
  • While this $100 million facility will provide countless economic and environmental benefits, activist groups have introduced frivolous litigation to delay the project from being completed.
  • Federal policymakers must pass reforms to reduce the statute of limitations for these lawsuits to bolster American economic and energy security.

“Beijing’s domination of critical minerals gives it the power to disrupt our daily lives and threaten our national security. Rather than drag our feet as China progresses, let’s work together to make a change.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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