Manuel Quinones, E&E reporter
Published: Friday, October 7, 2011
The rare earth elements industry has a new voice in
Washington, D.C., with the creation of an association to advocate for policy
The group RARE, The Association of Rare Earth, has tapped
well-known K Street powerhouse Adam Falkoff to lead the coalition. Falkoff was
president of CapitalKeys LLC and co-founder of the Quinn Gillespie &
Associates International Practice.
RARE has also recruited a team of well-known advisers:
Roger Ballentine, former chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force
under the Clinton administration; Ambassador Stuart Holliday, president of
Meridian International Center; and retired Vice Adm. Conrad Lautenbacher,
former NOAA administrator.
"I am pleased to be working with such an
accomplished group of people tackling an issue of this importance to the future
of American business, national security, and quality of life," Falkoff
said in a statement.
The group bills itself as a coalition of companies and
leaders in related fields. RARE will release its members list at a later date.
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