Trump Signs EO for More Rare Earth Minerals

To lower dependency on China for vital resources, President Trump signed an executive order to increase mining of rare earth minerals here in the United States. We talked to an expert on why relying on China to get critical minerals could be a threat to the nation’s security and the economy.

President Trump signed an executive order to strengthen the country’s domestic supply chain of rare earth minerals, declaring it a national emergency.

The order will increase domestic production of critical minerals to reduce dependency on China, which the President says is particularly concerning.