CONDITION: CRITICAL

Critical raw material supply is back on the agenda in the US as Lisa Murkowski introduced the American Mineral Security Act bill this year. Here, Paul Harris looks at the history and latest developments in US raw material security
In May 2019, US Republican senator Lisa Murkowski introduced the American Mineral Security Act bill, which aims to rebuild a domestic mineral supply chain, particularly for battery minerals such as lithium, graphite and cobalt to reduce US reliance on foreign sources. With lithium-ion batteries seen as a key element in the future of transportation and energy storage, there . . .


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