From: Hal Quinn, National Mining Association
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Transportation Industry at Risk
Date: Thu May 15 11:45:43 MDT 2014
Minerals Make Life is a National Mining Association Initiative
Minerals Make Life

MAY 15, 2014

Dear Scott,

National Transportation Week underscores serious supply chain shortfalls in various industries including the transportation, aerospace, advanced automotive and manufacturing industries. From lithium used in hybrid vehicle batteries to rare earths used to optimize aircraft capabilities, a growing variety of minerals is fundamental to the future of the transportation industry - but an outdated permitting process is blocking manufacturer access to reliable domestic supplies of these resources.


Without congressional reform of our nation's duplicative minerals mine permitting regulations, the U.S. will continue to rely on foreign imports for minerals crucial to these varied industries, jeopardizing American innovation and competitiveness.

Support the "National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013" to ensure a robust supply of minerals and strong U.S. economy.

Best regards, 

Hal Quinn


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