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10/09/2020 – Proactive – Western Rare Earths feels they are in the right place, right time with La Paz Project in Arizona.

10/09/2020 – Proactive – Western Rare Earths feels they are in the right place, right time with La Paz Project in Arizona.

10/8/2020 – Proactive – American Rare Earths ‘uniquely positioned’ to service domestic US market.

Press Releases

Western Rare Earths Prepares to Deliver Critical Minerals for US Initiatives

November 5, 2020

WRE’s newly published JORC 2012-compliant Technical Report on its La Paz Rare Earths Project in Arizona highlights the achievements of further sampling, testing, and process refinement. In collaborating with leading US universities and national laboratories to maximize opportunities through the US Department of Energy’s Technology Commercialization Fund, WRE is making good progress in establishing world-class, sustainable operations.


Biden Campaign Tells Miners It Supports Domestic Production of EV Metals

October 22, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has vocalized support to US miners for increasing domestic production of critical minerals. While managing resistance from his environmental supporters regarding opening new mines, Biden is still planning to commit $2 trillion on EV infrastructure and other green initiatives if he is elected.

Executive Order on Addressing the Threat to the Domestic Supply Chain from Reliance on Critical Minerals from Foreign Adversaries

September 30, 2020

Through this Executive Order, President Trump declared America’s reliance on imports of critical minerals a national emergency as that dependence became more apparent with the diminished supply chain resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and trade tensions with China. This Executive Order re-emphasizes the urgency with which the US must develop its own sources of REEs in order to maintain a strong economy and national defense.

The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Economy for the American People

August 25, 2020

In this comprehensive report put together by the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, critical minerals are cited as crucial to a net-zero emissions future as demand for these materials will increase five-fold by 2025. Furthermore, building out green infrastructure will arguably strengthen the economy, create millions of new jobs that will remain in the US, drive innovation, and ensure cheaper and better energy for Americans.

U.S. House Launches Caucus to Boost Strategic Minerals Production

July 24, 2020

The US House of Representatives launched a bipartisan caucus to advance production of critical minerals. Chaired by Eric Swalwell (D-California) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pennsylvania), this caucus is leading efforts to quell concerns about China cutting off mineral exports to the US, as it did to Japan in 2010.

Biden to Call for $2 Trillion in Spending on Clean Energy

July 13, 2020

As Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden called for investing $2 trillion over four years on clean energy and setting clean-electricity standards by 2035. This plan is intended to champion efforts to fight climate change as well as to reinforce the economy following the recession ignited by the COVID-19 pandemic.

American Critical Mineral Exploration and Innovation Act of 2020

May 28, 2020

US Representative Michael Waltz (R-Florida) introduced a bill in collaboration with the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee to reduce American dependence on imports of foreign minerals. Out of the 35 critical minerals, 14 are currently supplied 100 percent from outside of the US.

American Mineral Security Act

May 2, 2019

US Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) led S.1317, an act to develop environmentally responsible production of critical minerals within the US. Key provisions of the Act include reforms for reducing delays in the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture Forest Service, reauthorization of the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program for ten years, and the authorization for additional research and development for recycling and processing critical minerals.

Interior Releases 2018’s Final List of Critical Minerals

May 18, 2018

Following the December 2017 Executive Order, the Department of the Interior published a list of 35 critical minerals around which a multi-agency strategy is being carried out to reduce the US dependence on imports. With the release of this information, various agencies were asked to organize their responses into a final report by August 2018 to formalize the federal strategy to bolster America’s supply chain of rare earths.

Presidential Executive Order on a Federal Strategy to Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals

December 20, 2017

President Trump has deemed the heavy reliance of the US on imports of critical minerals to be a strategic vulnerability for the nation’s security and economic prosperity. As such, the White House has called for implementing a federal strategy to fund and amplify more private-sector domestic efforts to explore, produce, and recycle these resources.