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Testimony of Jennifer Krill before US House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

Testimony of Jennifer Krill before US House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
HR 761, the Critical and Strategic Minerals Production Act of 2013

Published: March 21, 2013

By: Jennifer Krill

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From the testimony:

The authors and advocates of HR 761 – the mining industry lobby and its champions -- would have you believe that mining companies in the United States are stifled by the current regulatory system. They describe a country where mineral development is stymied by federal rules that divert companies to spend their mineral investment dollars elsewhere. But the mining lobby’s vision of a mining-hostile United States is pure fantasy.

In reality, hardrock mining companies in the United States enjoy subsidies and loopholes that create an extremely friendly regulatory environment for them.

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