Twin Metals criticizes the politicized environmental review process for mining in US Senate testimony
On March 31, 2020, Julie Padilla, the Chief Regulatory Officer of Twin Metals Minnesota, testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to inform the committee of how indispensable Minnesota’s mineral wealth is to producing metals domestically and bringing American supply chains home.
“If this country wants to produce its own nickel, it has to do it in Minnesota,” said Padilla during the hearing. “We can mine here better than anywhere else in the world. But the United States will not be able to do that under the current regulatory process that is unpredictable, subject to political manipulation with changing rules in each administration, and in conflict with the priorities of our nation.”