Critical Metals 101


Critical Metals 101

A primer on rare earths and other critical metals for Congressional Staff

co-sponsored by the

National Center for Policy Analysis and
American Resources Policy Network

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
12:00-1:00 P.M.
1334 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

Rare earths and a broader group of “critical metals” are essential to the U.S. economy, particularly to the high-tech and defense sectors.  Why are critical metals so important and how can Congress encourage their production?

Many minerals essential to modern technology can only be accessed as by-products of other metals.  What is the United States doing to encourage the domestic production of these “Gateway Metals”?

American Resources Policy Network’s latest report examines how these resources are key to our economic, technological, and commercial future.  Copies of the report will be available at the briefing


H. Sterling Burnett
Senior Fellow
National Center for Policy Analysis

Dan McGroarty
American Resources Policy Network

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Irene Switzer.
Phone: (202) 220-3082 — E-Mail:
If you are unable to attend, please forward to someone in your office who may be interested.