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Wittman Joins Commonsense Legislation to Fix Outdated Mine Permitting Processes
Washington, January 25, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), a senior member of the House Natural Resources Committee, announced his support for the Permitting for Mining Needs (PERMIT-MN) Act. This legislation, introduced by Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08), would streamline the permitting process for mining projects nationwide to secure cleaner, safer domestic mineral supply chains.
“Our nation has a vast range of critical minerals and materials that remain untouched and in the ground due to burdensome regulations and endless litigation from mining opponents. This hinderance harms U.S. independence and national security by making us reliant on a global supply chain largely controlled and exploited by our adversaries who care little for the environment. This legislation is an important step in cutting red tape to strengthen our nation’s mineral supply chain. We must work to establish a more reliable domestic source of critical minerals and independence from malicious actors like the Chinese Communist Party.
“I appreciate Congressman Stauber’s leadership in introducing this legislation, and I look forward to us working toward restoring American mineral dominance and strengthening our overall supply chains and national security.”
The PERMIT-MN Act: