Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSXV:UCU,OTCQX:UURAF) applauds Senator Lisa Murkowski and the National Mining Association for their efforts to advance Senate Bill 1600, the Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2013.
As quoted in the press release:
SB1600 is designed to enhance the US domestic critical metals supply chain. Among other things, it would establish a list of up to 20 minerals to be deemed critical, streamline the federal permitting process, and focus priority on workforce development. Murkowski, who is the senior Republican member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced the Bill for Senate consideration in October of last year. SB1600 was assigned to a congressional committee on October 29, 2013, and has yet to advance.
Ucore president and CEO, Jim McKenzie, said:
Ucore is pleased to be developing a high grade HREE project at our Bokan property in Southeast Alaska. The proposed legislation will ensure the US maximizes the economic and industrial benefits of the mining sector, bringing critical projects to term as quickly as possible. We commend Senator Murkowski for her continued leadership, as well as the ongoing efforts of the National Mining Association, to advance these important streamlining initiatives.