Infrastructure bill challenged by dearth of US upstream mining, refining

Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Ian Lange contributes to this article about how the massive infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 5 could stimulate demand for domestically sourced materials through expanded “Buy America” requirements, but the country will not be able to supply all of the metal it needs to build the projects funded in the $1.2 trillion bill and that it will take time to see if the bill’s investment in grants and research will translate into concrete manufacturing activity in the U.S. or if companies will continue to rely on metal imports.  November 10, 2021.