American Resources Principal Daniel McGroarty will address the audience at the second annual Alaska Strategic and Critical Minerals summit in Fairbanks, Alaska, this Friday, November 30th, on the issue of critical minerals and national security.
Embedded in the context of the Parnell Administration’s five-part strategy to support the state’s mining industry, the day-long conference will feature progress reports by high level state officials on the state’s strategic minerals initiative, including results from field studies, questions relating to infrastructure and permitting, as well as university research. Representatives from the private sector will also provide updates on exploration, project development and the global supply chain. See the official program including a list of speakers here.
Home to numerous critical and strategic minerals, the State of Alaska – and with that the Parnell Administration – must be commended for taking the state-level lead in the formulation of a critical minerals strategy, a crucial effort we unfortunately have yet to see undertaken at the national level.