How about we recycle as a matter of principle all those items that have them in them for starters! We are the third biggest producer of rare earth metals behind China and Australia. All that needs to be done is swinging mining to actually retrieve these. Surely some coal miners could be retrained and mines repurposed to add this resource as something to be retrieved. What I fear this is though is murkouski simply trying to open up more of the ANWR or other national parks and turn them into a hole in the ground for the benefit of mining corporations and CEOs with the appropriate enriching of representatives who allow it.