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A once-shuttered California mine is trying to transform the rare-earth industry
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A once-shuttered California mine is trying to transform the rare-earth industry

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The U.S. needs minerals for electric cars. Everyone else wants them too.

The United States is entering an array of agreements to secure the critical minerals necessary for the energy transition, but it’s not clear which of the arrangements can succeed.
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