Minerals Make Life recently ran an article about the concerns over the United States’ duplicative and inefficient mine permitting process. They were citing a recent Bloomberg piece authored by Stephen Stapczynski. In that article, Stapczynski says:
“The tortuous bureaucratic process to approve new mining projects in the U.S. is among the slowest in the world, hindering access to mineral resources that the National Mining Association (NMA) values at $6.2 trillion.”
Thankfully, new legislation is being proposed by Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.). The “National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015,”, will modernize the current U.S. mining permitting process and allow for access to the trillions of dollars’ worth of resources we have here at home.