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Rare Earth Minerals

The University of Wyoming receives over $3 million from the Department of Energy to further the production of rare-earth elements and other critical minerals. This funding is part of the nation’s continued efforts to transition to clean energy. Rare earth minerals are vital to manufacturing batteries, magnets, and other components in clean energy. The United…

Wyoming was amongst a group of states that individually contributed over $2 billion worth of mined minerals to the U.S. economy in 2020. The U.S. Geological Survey has released its annual report: Mineral Commodities Summaries 2020. The over 200-page document summarizes and trends and figures for nonfuel minerals mined throughout the United States. Unlike the…

As our essential energy industry enters a future of uncertainty, the Wyoming Legislature will determine how energetic the state’s future will become. Several energy bills will make it to the floor of the Wyoming Legislature during the 2021 session. Any one of them has the potential to determine the future of Wyoming’s energy production, whether…


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