Apr 4, 2013

NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick spoke in Austin to the HR Roundup for the Texas Council of the Society of Human Resource Management.

Too Strict Regulations Could Doom U.S. Rare Earths Mining

With economic and military demand likely to grow in the next few years, the United States must reform its mine permit process and safety regulations to get to the vast underground store of rare earths materials that could drive growth, add jobs and bring revenues to state budgets, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

Rare Earths Mining Potential in the United States

America’s well-being — our homes, workplaces, schools, hospitals and transportation systems — are all possible because of this country’s vast mineral wealth. The United States ranks as among the world’s largest minerals users and minerals producers; but we depend on foreign sources for rare earths.

Harold J. Bowen, III

Harold J. Bowen, III (Jay) is president of Bowen, Hanes & Co., in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of National Economics Club, a trustee of the Foundation for Economic …