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Critical Minerals Executive Order Offers Comprehensive Approach to Increase Domestic Production

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order declaring a National Emergency to expand the domestic mining industry, support mining jobs, alleviate unnecessary permitting delays.

In response to the Executive Order Rachel Jones, NAM’s Vice President of Energy & Resources Policy, released the following statement:

“The country is depending on the many products we make—from equipment for our frontline medical workers to technologies making modern education and entertainment possible for both comfort and safety during these uncertain times. As we look at ways to onshore, this EO takes a smart, comprehensive approach to increase domestic production and processing of these critical mineral resources at the front end of the manufacturing supply chain. Capitalizing on our natural resource potential in a responsible and sustainable way is critical to both competitiveness and improved environmental performance of manufacturing in America.”


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