STAFF BRIEFING INVITATION
Critical Metals 101
A primer on rare earths and other critical metals for Congressional Staff
co-sponsored by the
National Center for Policy Analysis and
American Resources Policy Network
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
1334 Longworth House Office Building
Rare earths and a broader group of “critical metals” are essential to the U.S. economy, particularly to the high-tech and defense sectors. Why are critical metals so important and how can Congress encourage their production?
Many minerals essential to modern technology can only be accessed as by-products of other metals. What is the United States doing to encourage the domestic production of these “Gateway Metals”?
American Resources Policy Network’s latest report examines how these resources are key to our economic, technological, and commercial future. Copies of the report will be available at the briefing
H. Sterling Burnett
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Irene Switzer.
Phone: (202) 220-3082 — E-Mail: Irene.Switzer@ncpa.org
If you are unable to attend, please forward to someone in your office who may be interested.