Subcommittee Hearing: Reforming the Mining Law of 1872

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Honorable Alan Lowenthal, Chair

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. EDT, in room 1324 Longworth Hearing Room and online via Cisco Webex, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hybrid legislative hearing titled, “Reforming the Mining Law of 1872” and will consider the following legislation:

  • H.R. 7580 (Grijalva): The Clean Energy Minerals Reform Act

Witness List

Panel I

The Honorable Steven H. Feldgus, Ph.D. (testimony)

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

Department of the Interior

Washington, D.C.

Panel II

Mr. Jeffrey Stiffarm (testimony)


Fort Belknap Indian Community

Harlem, Montana

Mr. Sam Kalen (testimony)

William T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law

University of Wyoming College of Law

Laramie, Wyoming

Mr. James C. Chen (testimony)

Vice President of Public Policy,

Rivian Automotive, LLC

Washington, D.C.

Ms. Debra Struhsacker (testimony)

Environmental Permitting & Government Relations Consultant

Co-founder and Director, Women’s Mining Coalition

Reno, NV