Bearing testimony to the growing importance assigned to the issue of critical minerals, the full U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing to “examine the Department of the Interior’s final list of critical minerals for 2018 and opportunities to strengthen the United States’ mineral security” on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. EST.
The finalized list was released on May 18 pursuant to Executive Order 13817 of December 20, 2017, “A Federal Strategy to Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals.”
ARPN’s Dan McGroarty had submitted public comments during the official commenting period for the draft list.
His statement on the final list can be read here.
You can follow the hearing live on the committee’s website, where witness testimony will also be made available at the start of the hearing. Archived video will be posted shortly after the hearing concludes.