Ucore Uranium reports Alaska Senator weighs in on rare earths

- October 21st, 2009

Ucore Uranium Inc. reports that the Senior U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski, has commented on the need for the advancement of domestic mining of rare earths to meet the ongoing clean energy needs of the US. In a commentary issued October 19, 2009, Senator Murkowski said of current US energy policy: … Continued

Ucore Uranium Inc. reports that the Senior U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski, has commented on the need for the advancement of domestic mining of rare earths to meet the ongoing clean energy needs of the US.

In a commentary issued October 19, 2009, Senator Murkowski said of current US energy policy: “We risk a future in which wind turbines, solar panels, advanced batteries and geothermal steam turbines are not made in the USA, but somewhere else … (and) we have slowly but surely surrendered the front end of the clean energy supply chain.” The Senator speaks directly to the need for a stable domestic supply of rare earth elements and resources crucial to green technology, emphasizing strategic mining as an economic driver for the U.S. The complete commentary is available at the following link:

http://www.rollcall.com/features/Policy-Briefing_Energy-2009/energy_environment/39554-1.html?type=printer_friendly

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