By Ghost of John Brown
From Congressman Randy Hultgren's Office:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today introduced the “Energy Critical Elements Advancement Act of 2011,” legislation addressing rare, energy critical elements that are integral to new energy technologies but are not currently extracted or traded in commercial quantities.
“This legislation addresses energy critical elements, rare minerals that are necessary for everything from cutting-edge weapons systems to consumer electronics, and does so in a commonsense, market-oriented way,” said Hultgren, a freshman and member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. “These elements are intrinsically rare in distribution, and the economics of their production as well as geopolitics leads to uncertain supply, yet they are vital to the modern world.”