The Global Race to Supply Our Future:
Mineral Demands, Supply Chain Vulnerabilities and Our Broken Permitting Process
For decades, the U.S. has been plagued by its overreliance on foreign countries for minerals, and how our complex mine permitting process obstructs the ability to meet our mineral needs with domestic resources. The confluence of several events, including skyrocketing mineral demands from electric vehicles and green energy technologies, several permitting reform proposals in Congress, set against the backdrop of the Biden administration’s Interagency Working Group (IWG) on mining – which is reviewing U.S. hardrock mining laws, regulations, and permitting policies and plans to make recommendations this November – makes this moment in time critical, both for the mining industry and for this administration’s climate, transportation and supply chain goals.
Join representatives from the Biden-Harris administration, members of Congress, analysts, industry experts, representatives from the auto and manufacturing industries, supply chain experts, and others, for an event to discuss the skyrocketing need for minerals, and what needs to be done here in the U.S. to ensure that those minerals are sourced here at home, creating secure, domestic supply chains and weaning the U.S. off reliance on geopolitical rivals like China and Russia.
Featured speakers include Sameera Fazili, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director, National Economic Council, and Jigar Shah, Director, Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy.
Jason Dick, Editor-in-Chief, CQ Roll Call, will moderate a panel comprised of Matthew Zolnowski, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, U.S. Department of Defense; John Anton, Director of Pricing and Purchasing, S&P Market Intelligence; Joe Britton, Executive Director, Zero Emission Transportation Association; Nick Snowdon, Head of Industrial Metals Research, Global Commodities Team, Goldman Sachs; Duncan Wood, Vice President for Strategy & New Initiatives; Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute, Wilson Center; and others. Mitch Krebs, President and CEO, Coeur Mining, and Chairman of the Board, National Mining Association, and Rich Nolan, President and CEO, National Mining Association, will provide opening and closing remarks. Additional speakers will be added in the coming days.
Breakfast refreshments will be served.
This event is organized to comply with Congressional Ethics Rules.
NOVEMBER 15, 2022
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET
Charlie Palmer Steak
101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001