Uranium not a 'critical mineral' according to law, US minerals agency says

Uranium not a ‘critical mineral’ according to law, US minerals agency says

U.S. President Joe Biden confers with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland during an event with governors of western states and members of his cabinet June 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. Haaland previously cosponsored legislation that would have removed uranium from the federal list of critical minerals. Source: Win McNamee/Getty Images News via Getty Images The leading U.S. minerals science agency said uranium is not qualified for inclusion on the federal list of commodities essential to national and economic security, though it did not state whether it should be removed from that list.

The Critical Minerals List is a record of which minerals the U.S. government considers essential to its security. Created under the Trump administration, the list has been cited in policy actions focused on permitting, grant funding and research and development. Congress passed pandemic stimulus legislation in December 2020 that required the U.S. Geological Survey, which oversees the list, […]

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