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July 23, 2024

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez warns against ‘race to bottom’ in critical minerals push

By Hannah Monicken  / September 14, 2023 at 6:17 PM
As the Biden administration pushes to diversify and reshore critical minerals supply chains, the U.S. should avoid lowering environmental and labor standards domestically and abroad, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said this week, arguing – along with other lawmakers – that diving headlong into domestic production will not necessarily solve the critical minerals supply concerns. During a House Natural Resources energy and mineral resources subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, subcommittee ranking member Ocasio-Cortez argued that the focus on diversifying critical minerals supply...

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