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Modern life’s devices under China’s grip?

March 22, 2015
60 Minutes

From smartphones to cars and defense missiles, modern U.S. life depends on rare earth elements but China dominates the industry.

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Trading Platform to Provide China Resource Control, Not Transparency

Daniel McGroarty
August 7, 2012
CNBC Video

Dan McGroarty, President, US Rare Earths says the rare earth trading platform launched by China’s largest producers today is more about consolidation and control rather than transparency.

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Daniel McGroarty Testifies Before House

May 24, 2011

From smartphones to cars and defense missiles, modern U.S. life depends on rare earth elements but China dominates the industry.

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IN PRINT

Road To Somewhere

Daniel McGroarty
April 10, 2017
Investor’s Business Daily

As Washington works its way through insoluble issues ranging from health care to immigration reform to the debt and deficit, a bipartisan oasis shimmers on the horizon: The Great Infrastructure Rebuild, a trillion-dollar cement-and-rebar extravaganza of pork and pavement...

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It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Infrastructure

Daniel McGroarty
January 7, 2017
Investor’s Business Daily

Fasten your seatbelts: The New Year has arrived — and with it, the Great Infrastructure Debate. In a time of when partisan rancor has reached record levels, infrastructure stands alone as a bipartisan refuge — one issue both parties can agree on.

The economy seems to feel the same way. Mention infrastructure, and markets respond. Investors give cement and construction machinery stocks a pop, as visions of Eisenhower's Interstate Highway Program dance in their heads. Ribbons of steel and rebar, replacing roads...

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A Regulation Miners Don’t Need and the Nation Can’t Afford

Daniel McGroarty
September 14, 2016
The Hill

Washington’s top regulatory cop is at it again. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing an obscure regulation that would duplicate the responsibilities of other federal agencies and preempt state authority, potentially driving an important industry out of business.

EPA’s target this time is America’s mining industry—the producers of metals and minerals from alumina to zinc, and these days, an increasing array of arcane elements that supply essential raw materials for smart homes, smart phones...

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The Geopolitics of Metals Supply

Daniel McGroarty
February 20, 2015
RealClearWorld

On Dec. 13, the proposed Rosemont Copper project in southwestern Arizona—which would produce about one-tenth of all the copper in the U.S. every year—got the green light from the U.S. Forest Service to begin operations.

It was a long time coming—more than seven years after the company presented its mine plan and began the National Environmental Policy Act review process...

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“Miners Struggle With a Federal Cave-In

Daniel McGroarty
July 24, 2014
The Wall Street Journal

The Environmental Protection Agency last week put forth new restrictions that would essentially block the Pebble Mine, a proposed multi-metal project in the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska. For months the EPA has argued that under the Clean Water Act it can prevent the mine before the company has even filed for a permit.

The EPA had never invoked this authority before Pebble, and activists are calling the extreme tactics necessary to fight an extreme project. Joel Reynolds, a lawyer for the Natural Resources Defense...

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“How the EPA Sticks Miners With a Motherlode of Regulation

Daniel McGroarty
January 3, 2014
The Wall Street Journal

On Dec. 13, the proposed Rosemont Copper project in southwestern Arizona—which would produce about one-tenth of all the copper in the U.S. every year—got the green light from the U.S. Forest Service to begin operations.

It was a long time coming—more than seven years after the company presented its mine plan and began the National Environmental Policy Act review process...

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“A Potential Copper Bonanza Runs Afoul of the EPA”

Daniel McGroarty
July 5, 2013
The Wall Street Journal

The metal is essential for wind turbines, but a proposed mine in Alaska has set off Keystone-like alarms...

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“America’s Growing Minerals Deficit”

Daniel McGroarty
January 31, 2013
The Wall Street Journal

The U.S. is now tied for last, with Papua New Guinea, in the time it takes to get a permit for a new mine.”...

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Archived Articles

Time for the U.S. to address its mineral dependence problem

Daniel McGroarty
October 17, 2012
The Hill

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Time for the U.S. to address its mineral dependence problem

Daniel McGroarty
October 17, 2012
The Hill

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Made in America starts with “Mined in America”

Daniel McGroarty
September 24, 2012
McClatchy

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Tiny Isles at Front Line of Resource Wars

Daniel McGroarty
September 18, 2012
RealClearWorld

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Oil and Water in the South China Sea

Daniel McGroarty
July 8, 2012
RealClearWorld

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Unilateral disarming in resource wars

Daniel McGroarty
June 6, 2012
Politico

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Must America Go to Mars For Minerals?

Daniel McGroarty
May 2, 2012
RealClearWorld

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A Government at War With Itself

Daniel McGroarty
April 4, 2012
RealClearWorld

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We’ve Seen This Resource War Movie Before

Daniel McGroarty
March 5, 2012
RealClearWorld

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China & Metals Policy

Daniel McGroarty
February 14, 2012
RealClearWorld

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The New Wealth of Nations

Daniel McGroarty
November 16, 2011
RealClearWorld

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Daniel McGroarty Testifies Before House

Daniel McGroarty
May 24, 2011
U.S. House of Representatives

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A World Waiting on Anderson Cooper

Daniel McGroarty
March 16, 2011
RealClearWorld

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Fixing the U.S. Trade Problems

Daniel McGroarty
February 28, 2011
MSNBC.com

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America’s Looming Resource Deficit

Daniel McGroarty
February 18, 2011
RealClearWorld

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U.S. Losing Resource Wars to ... Turtles

Daniel McGroarty
February 2, 2011
RealClearWorld

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America Is Losing the Resource Wars

Daniel McGroarty
September 2, 2010
RealClearWorld

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How to Salvage the NPT Conference

Daniel McGroarty
May 20, 2010
RealClearWorld

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A Looming ‘Unobtainium’ Shortage Has National Security Implications

Daniel McGroarty
June 14, 2010
Investor’s Business Daily

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Dig, Baby, Dig!

Daniel McGroarty
April 22, 2010
RealClearWorld

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Who's Winning the Rare Earths Race?

Daniel McGroarty
March 29, 2010
RealClearWorld

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Europe’s New Flashpoint

Daniel McGroarty
February 25, 2010
RealClearWorld

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Not Everyone’s Dancing Where Wall Was

Daniel McGroarty
November 9, 2009
Investor’s Business Daily

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Greenland: The Next Energy Superpower?

Daniel McGroarty
June 22, 2009
RealClearWorld

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’Buy American‘ Should Start with Minerals

Daniel McGroarty
March 11, 2009
RealClearWorld

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New Business For G-20 Meeting: Russia’s Strategic Resource Grab

Daniel McGroarty
April 9, 2009
Investor’s Business Daily

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“Europe’s Audacity of Hope”

Daniel McGroarty
February 11, 2009
RealClearWorld

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“Will Europe Go for the Nuclear Option?”

Daniel McGroarty
January 7, 2009
RealClearWorld

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Summit Will Test West’s Readiness to Deal with a Resurgent Russia

Daniel McGroarty
April 1, 2008
Investor’s Business Daily

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New Cold War on the Northern Front Puts Arctic’s Resources in Play

Daniel McGroarty
August 17, 2007
Investor’s Business Daily

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State of the Union’s 7-Year Glitch

Daniel McGroarty
January 22, 2007
Investor’s Business Daily

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New Year Brings New Crises in the World

Daniel McGroarty
January 2, 2007
Investor’s Business Daily

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In Conclusion; A Strong Front

Daniel McGroarty
September 2, 2004
The New York Times

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Fight for Santa’s Kingdom

Daniel McGroarty
August 17, 2007
CNBC Video

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