Bridging minerals
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As the new American conduit between private capital, government, and critical mineral innovation, GreenMet has the unique privilege of representing the complete private sector policy interests that support and sustain reliable and uninterruptable U.S. supply chains for critical minerals from mine through manufacturing. 

Mineral Security

Policy Thought Leadership

Technical and Business Strategy

Public Funding Support

Policy Priorities

GreenMet Advisory is at the forefront of the future, influencing the policy that impacts the industry and driving change through our network of services. This is only possible with a mission deeply rooted in policy. 

National Security

The Director of Defense Logistics Agency at the Department of Defense must perform analyses to refill the stockpile to safeguard military readiness and emergency preparedness and determine which minerals are critical to national security. The DLA Director should implement a three year window for future stockpile management and must ensure all future DLA agreements emphasize domestic mining, processing, and metallurgy for critical minerals.  


The Secretary of the Treasury, as head of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), must extend committee membership to the Secretary of Interior and the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey through a Secretarial or Executive Order. This will greatly strengthen the CFIUS decision-making process on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) related to U.S. mining and mineral production on federal lands. Additionally, Congress must end CFIUS voluntary notifications and discretionary reviews in transactions involving FDI in mining and mineral resource leasing. These reviews need to be mandatory, extremely rigorous, and conducted with the direct assistance of professional geologists and mining engineers working within the Department of Interior or the appropriate federal agency. 

The magnitude of U.S. import reliance on other countries’ willingness to continue to export critical minerals for our consumption is one of the leading geopolitical and national security threats thus far in the 21st century. Therefore, it is important to identify and understand the specific reasons for the acceleration of U.S. critical mineral imports. Critical mineral imports have created an out-of-control trade imbalance that provides enormous geopolitical leverage toward mineral resource dominance, restricted access, and control of the global value chain. 

Domestic Sourcing

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) must revise the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process by establishing federal agency uniformity in reviews and limiting reviews to a maximum of two years, as in Canada and Australia. CEQ must also produce special guidelines for extractive industries to incorporate the proposed project’s existing data whenever practicable.


The Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must rescind and revise the 1980 regulation on “source material” so mining companies can sell and transport rather than bury tailings containing abundant rare earths, along with minor associated uranium and thorium. Critical minerals and metals left behind in old mining waste must be captured as an additional source of critical minerals.

The Departments of Interior and Agriculture must increase access to abandoned hardrock mines for clean-up by private companies and investors. Congress must provide preferred status for companies doing restoration prior to any further exploration or mining. Restoration of legacy mine lands will improve the environment and lead to discovery of new ore deposits of critical minerals. 

Economic Stability

Congress must consider tax credits to encourage mining exploration and innovation as well as to restore U.S. production of magnets and batteries. Incentives within the U.S. tax code should specifically benefit heavy rare earth magnet producers.

Congress must refund the Bureau of Mines under the Department of Interior, closed in 1995, and open the Bureau with a new mission to include annual critical mineral vulnerability reports and with a rotating board of mining experts to examine best practices of bureaus worldwide. 

The Department of Energy must provide grants to U.S. institutions that develop programs around the entire critical mineral supply chain including mining, processing, metallurgy, and best practices for mine land restoration. The U.S. needs to reinvest in mining skills and develop a domestic workforce capable of implementing innovative mining practices.