If you haven’t lived under a rock lately (pun intended), you are probably aware of the fact that there is growing concern regarding the supply of mineral resources. While American Resources has consistently argued that the U.S. has subjected itself to a troubling degree of non-fuel mineral import dependency, which is often greater than our dependence on foreign oil, the public debate is only just beginning.
The Strategic Minerals Conference 2012, taking place on June 6, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC will look at the issue of critical mineral supply through the prism of “Private Markets, Public Policy, and National Security.” During this one-day conference, panelists and keynote speakers will address the geo-politics of resource supply, the breadth of our critical mineral needs, as well as the roles the public and private sectors can and must play in the maximization of our domestic mineral resource potential.
What: Strategic Minerals Conference 2012
When: June 6, 2012, all-day event
Where: Hyatt Regency Washington, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Who: U.S. Congressman Mike Coffman, 6th District of Colorado
U.S. Congressman Marc Amodei, 2nd District of Nevada
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska (via video message)
Major General Robert Latiff, Dir. of the Intelligence and Security
Research Center, George Mason University
Kathy Benedetto, U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
as well as members of the American Resources Policy Network Panel of Experts and many other industry and public policy experts.
How: This is a closed event, but interested parties can request an invitation
by email via StrategicMineralsConference@gmail.com.
During the conference, American Resources principal Daniel McGroarty will also discuss the findings of a forthcoming study entitled: “Reviewing Risk: The American Resources Policy Network Report on Critical Metals and National Security.”
For more information including related video from some of the conference participants, and an updated agenda as the event date draws closer visit www.strategicmineralsconference.com.