Hearings and Business Meetings

366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 10:00 AM

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. EDT in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the hearing is to examine the Department of the Interior’s final list of critical minerals for 2018 and opportunities to strengthen the United States’ mineral security.   

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.

Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell
    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Steven Fortier
    Director, National Minerals Information Center
    U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Dr. Roderick Eggert
    Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation Chair in Mineral Economics. Division of Economics and Business, Colorado School of Mines
    Deputy Director, Critical Minerals Institute
  • Mr. Greg Gregory
    Materion Natural Resources, Inc.
  • Mr. Aaron Mintzes
    Senior Policy Counsel
  • Ms. Laurel Sayer
    President & CEO
    Midas Gold Idaho
  • Mr. Jim Sims
    Vice President, External Affairs
    NioCorp Developments Ltd.