Rare Element Initiates Government Affairs Program for Bear Lodge Rare-Earths Project
Vancouver, BC -- Rare Element Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: RES) (“Rare Element” or the “Company”) is
pleased to announce that it has retained the services of a government affairs specialist to advance
project development activities on the Bear Lodge rare-earths project, Wyoming. With the guidance of Mr.
George G. Byers, the Company has initiated a program to educate federal, state, and local government
officials and community leaders about the quality and quantity of the Bear Lodge rare-earth resources,
and about its exceptional exploration and development potential.
Mr. Byers is a government relations and public affairs executive with extensive experience in the natural
resources industry and public policy issues dealing with exploration, project development, and production
on US public and state trust lands. He has a successful record of developing and directing favorable
outcomes to difficult regulatory, project development, project siting, land use, and public affairs issues in
the Western United States. His experience includes frequent testimony and presentations to the U.S.
Congress and to state legislatures in multiple western states, including Wyoming.
Over a 34-year career in the minerals and energy industries, Mr. Byers worked for the US Corps of
Engineers and Bureau of Land Management, was a vice president of the coal mining affiliate of Public
Service Company of New Mexico, and was vice president of public affairs and communications for Santa
Fe Pacific Gold for seventeen years prior to its acquisition by Newmont Mining Company. He has also
held executive positions in the uranium industry with Rio Algom Mining and with Cameco Corporation’s
US uranium production unit. Currently, Mr. Byers is a vice president of Neutron Energy Inc., a privately
held uranium development company, and has been a consultant to the precious metals, rare earths,
copper, and uranium industries on a variety of public