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  • American Resources Policy Network announces new Advisor on Advanced Materials

    Investment Intelligence Site Head Assumes Expanded Role Within ARPN

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Resources Policy Network has
 announced that Tracy Weslosky, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief for InvestorIntel, a global investment source for the resource, energy and technology sectors, and a member of the American Resources Policy Network panel of experts, will expand her role at the organization to serve as Advisor on Advanced Materials.

    Founder and CEO for ProEdge, an online publisher and media production company since 2001, which owns InvestorIntel, Weslosky is also the Managing Director of REE Stocks Company Ltd. (REE Stocks). Weslosky is an authority in the resource, oil and gas, energy, technology and entertainment industry sectors. Her more-than-twenty years of experience encompass owning her own boutique investment banking and investor relations firm, as well as numerous speaking engagements and publications in the rare earths and critical materials sector, including the renowned REE Handbook – the ultimate guide on rare earths.

    Says American Resources Principal Daniel McGroarty: “We’re thrilled to have Tracy expand her role at ARPN to advise us on advanced materials. With the global race for resources in full swing, the importance of this broad and fast-evolving field cannot be stressed enough, and Tracy undoubtedly has her finger on the pulse here.”

    He adds: “Tracy’s vast experience in the sector will be an asset to furthering the American Resources Policy Network’s mission to promote the exploration and development of the vast mineral resources we’re fortunate to have beneath our soil, and I look forward to collaborating with her.”

    To learn more about the American Resources team and our panelists,
 please visit our experts page.

  • Congressional Committee Investigates EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment

    ARPN President Testifies on Use of Questionable Research and Calls for Review of Data

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Daniel McGroarty, American Resources Policy Network President, provided testimony today on Capitol Hill concerning the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, a major environmental study in Alaska.

    “The problem with the Assessment has always been that EPA is preempting the established Federal permitting process to evaluate a hypothetical mine,” said McGroarty. “Every issue raised in the Assessment could easily be reviewed within the existing permitting process, and there is simply no need for the expensive, new “pre-permitting process” that the EPA has created here.”

    McGroarty addressed the EPA’s use of scientific studies in the assessment, particularly those conducted by Dr. Ann Maest, formerly Managing Scientist for Stratus Consulting. As McGroarty noted in a letter to Senators Boxer and Vitter earlier this year, Dr. Maest publicly disavowed environmental research she had conducted in Ecuador that was used to win an $18 billion judgment against Chevron, calling her integrity into question.

    Furthermore in June, on behalf of the Northwest Mining Association, the global water and environmental management firm Schlumberger published an analysis of “Kuipers, Maest et al. 2006,” one of the studies that forms the basis of the EPA’s assessment. The Schlumberger report could not replicate the hydrological data presented in the Kuipers/Maest study – a fundamental tenet of sound scientific research. It also found a ‘backward bias’ inherent in any hypothetical construct, noting that the Kuipers/Maest study draws on a ‘preponderance’ of case studies taken from mines that operated before the modern regulatory era.

    “Does it constitute ‘sound science’ to argue against a proposed mine based on what happened at other mines operated to other standards — 20, 30 or 40 years ago?” said McGroarty. “Would we use such a backwards-biased yardstick to judge the safety of a new airplane? A new car? A new medicine?”

    McGroarty called for EPA to conduct an independent and impartial investigation of the use of studies conducted by Maest, and cautioned against using the Assessment to prevent Pebble from entering the Federal permitting process.


    The American Resources Policy Network is a non-profit education and public policy research organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit americanresources.org.

    Details on the Congressional Hearing: The U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space & Technology, Subcommittee on Oversight. 2318 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515. “EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment – A Factual Review of a Hypothetical Scenario.” Aug 1, 2013 at 1:00pm:

    ARPN Letter to Senators Boxer and Vitter concerning the use of studies conducted by Maest in the Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment:

    Schlumberger/Northwest Mining Association Analysis of Kuipers, Maest et al. 2006: http://www.nwma.org/pdf/NWMA%20public%20comments%20final%20june29%202013%20Bristol%20Bay%20with%20appendix.pdf

    Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, “A Potential Copper Bonanza Runs Afoul of the EPA,” By Daniel McGroarty: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324436104578580092566535574.html

  • American Resources Policy Network Invited to Take Part in National Defense Stockpile Report

    U.S. Defense Agencies Look to ARPN Experts for Critical Input on Metals and National Security The American Resources Policy Network has been invited by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency/Strategic Materials (DLA/SM) and the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) to take part in the 2015 National Defense Stockpile (NDS) Requirements Report process, assessing potential shortfalls in [...]
  • National Center for Policy Analysis to Hold Capitol Hill Conference

    Forum linking metals and national security first of its kind WASHINGTON, D.C. 10/26 – The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has announced that it will hold a conference to examine the link between rare earths, critical metals, energy, and national security. The event, entitled Rare Earths, Critical Metals, and National Security will take place [...]
  • American Resources Policy Network Launches Informational Campaign on Copper, Antimony, and Lithium

    CopperMatters.org Shows that Resource Dependency goes beyond Rare Earth Elements Washington, D.C. – The American Resources Policy Network announced today that it would expand on its messaging in favor of exploring the available non-fuel resources in America by launching a campaign for copper, antimony, and lithium – elements readily available in the country, yet not [...]
  • Expert Gareth Hatch releases eye-opening Critical Rare Earths Report

    American Resources expert and Technology Metals Research co-founder, Gareth Hatch, has released a new study that highlights the implications of the supply and demand over rare earths elements. Hatch’s research also delves into how the United States can mitigate the current REE shortage. The Critical Rare Earths Report features detailed evaluations of the supply challenges and qualitative rankings [...]
  • Volunteer Directors to oversee American Resources Policy Network

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Resources Policy Network has announced two new volunteer directors who will advise American Resources Principal Daniel McGroarty on the direction of the organization: Anne Darconte, Former Director of Outreach at the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA), and Captain Nelson P. Jackson, U.S. Navy (Ret.), President and principal owner of [...]
  • ARPN to testify on metals, minerals policy challenges before U.S. House Subcommittee

    Tuesday, May 24th at 9:00 a.m. EST, I will be testifying on behalf of ARPN before the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, which is holding a hearing on the issue of “domestic minerals supplies and demands in a time of foreign supply disruption.” Download and read the release announcing [...]
  • American Resources Policy Network Launches

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 9) – The American Resources Policy Network (ARPN) today announced its formation as a panel of mining policy experts and thought leaders dedicated to promoting the exploration and development of U.S. domestic metal and mineral resources…[Read more]