Trump signs executive order to expand critical minerals production, says it will end America’s ‘vulnerability’

In The News Piece in The Washington Post
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Dec. 22, 2017

David Abraham was quoted in the Washington Post on President Trump's new executive order on critical minerals:

"David S. Abraham, a senior fellow at the think tank New America, said in an email that in addition to the fact that the United States lacks the infrastructure China has for processing critical materials, any effort to expand production could spark a new partisan fight. Republicans tend to use the issue to justify reforming “all mining and environmental laws that would impede the development of mining,” he said, while Democrats fear it would mean “eviscerating” these laws and instead focus "on building up human capacity to develop supply chains rather than the resources themselves.'"