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Legislature signals support for rare earths


February 18, 2021

As support grows for rare earth minerals on the national level, so too has the Wyoming Legislature signaled its desire to see the industry grow in this state. A bill signed into law last week aims to support efforts to expand rare earth mining in Wyoming.

Senate File 43, Wyoming Energy Authority Amendments, makes adjustments to the list of projects that can be supported by the Wyoming Energy Authority (WEA). This allows the WEA to utilize its existing authority to support and issue bonds for projects involving rare earths, as well as critical materials and trona.

The bill was originally ref...

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