Right now, the United States and China are competing to capture the production of advanced energy technologies like solar panels, electric cars and lithium-ion batteries.
Minerals and metals are essential to our modern medical world and are key to many of the medicinal innovations we see today, serving as the building blocks of the life-saving medical devices and medications that doctors and patients rely on every day.
The US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has listed mine workers as essential critical infrastructure workers and deemed miners vital to the national effort against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United States is far too reliant on other countries for critical minerals that are essential for important industries and national security.
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