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Critical minerals are vital to the emerging technologies that will underpin the future economic well-being and prosperity of our nation. In recognition of these important minerals, the Department of Interior developed a list of 50 critical minerals, a process that Congress later codified. Idaho is rich in many of these minerals—some of which are fundamental to energy and national security applications—such as antimony and cobalt.
The time is now for this Administration to take real action to prioritize a strong domestic supply chain for these essential minerals. I do not want to compromise any of our environmental or other standards. I am simply calling on the Administration to prioritize the timely completion of the permits of currently proposed projects so the United States may take back control of a fundamental piece of many of our essential industries: critical minerals production.
Welcome Sam! He is an intern in my Idaho Falls District Office and a student at BYU-Idaho
Hometown: Oceanside CA / Fayetteville NC
Goals/Dreams: To work for the state department
Favorite Quote: “I am now ready to stake upon it; and leave off as I began, that live or die, survive or perish, I am for the Deceleration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America! They are my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God they shall be my dying sentiment!” -John Adams