Aaron Mintzes Testimony Before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on HR520

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HR 520, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act
Thank you Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Lowenthal, and Members of the Subcommittee for the opportunity to testify before you in opposition to HR 520, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act. My name is Aaron Mintzes, and I am Senior Policy Counsel at Earthworks. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral and energy development, while seeking sustainable solutions. We work closely with a broad coalition of governments, Native Americans, citizen groups and other conservation organizations to improve policies governing hardrock mining and oil and gas development.