Aug. 08, 2022

WHAT:   Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, will lead a hearing entitled “Mining for the Future: Jobs, Supply Chains and National Security. Pennsylvania’s Emerging Critical Mineral and Rare Earth Element Industry.” The hearing will explore how imperative Rare Earth Elements (REEs) and critical minerals are to our day-to-day lives and national economy, and how Pennsylvania has a unique opportunity to create jobs and be a solution to the country’s current supply chain challenges and reliance on China.

WHO:    Causer, members of the committee and the following testifiers: Sarma Pisupati, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; Anthony Marchese Texas Mineral Resources Corp.; and Alan Larson
Larson Enterprises.

WHEN:    Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m.

WHERE:    Penn State University, 401 Steidle Building (Department of Materials Science and Engineering) Seminar Room, State College.

Those planning to attend should go to the Brown A Parking lot entrance located at the intersection of Burrows Road and Steam Drive. (For individuals using a GPS you can use the Penn State Hintz Family Alumni Center [Hintz Family Alumni Ctr, University Park, PA 16802] as your destination.)

LIVE WEBSTREAMING:    Barring technical difficulties, the hearing will be streamed live at

Media contact:    Patricia Hippler, 717.772.9846,