The hearing will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing domestic critical mineral mining, processing, refining, and reprocessing.
The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.
The hearing will be webcast live on the Committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
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Sen. Joe ManchinChairmanSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Sen. John BarrassoRanking MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Witness Panel 1
Dr. Steve FortierDirector, USGS National Minerals Information CenterU.S. Department of the Interior
Mr. Scott MelbyePresidentUranium Producers of America
Ms. Julie PadillaChief Regulatory OfficerTwin Metals Minnesota
Ms. Abigail WulfVice President, Critical Minerals Strategy and Director of the Center for Critical Minerals StrategySecuring America's Future Energy
Dr. Paul ZiemkiewiczDirector, West Virginia Water Research InstituteWest Virginia University