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New law promises support for rare earths industry


March 2, 2023

Among the bills signed into law by Governor Mark Gordon over the last week was one that gives Wyoming primacy to permit and regulate parts of the rare earth and critical minerals industry.

HB 061 does this by amending the agreement state status between the state and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to give Wyoming permitting and regulatory authority.

It was passed with unanimous support, authorizing the governor to begin negotiations with the NWC and enter into a final agreement. Upon signing the bill, the Governor immediately sent a letter to the chairman of the NRC.

“Wyoming con...

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