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EXCLUSIVE-U.S. legislation aims to thwart China's electric vehicle dominance

Ernest Scheyder

WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation on Thursday to streamline regulation and permitting requirements for the development of mines for lithium, graphite and other electric-vehicle supply chain minerals, part of a plan to offset China's dominance in the space.

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, the Republican chair of the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will introduce the Minerals Security Act alongside Senator Joe Manchin. "Our challenge is still a failure to understand the vulnerability we are in as a nation when it comes to reliance on others for our minerals," Murkowski told Reuters.

(Reporting by Ernest Scheyder Editing by Matthew Lewis)