Thursday September 28, 2023

Twin Metals was honored to be invited by members of Congress to participate in yesterday’s Bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus meeting in Washington, D.C. Dean DeBeltz, Twin Metals’ Vice President of External Relations and Project Operations, participated in the discussion to highlight the importance of domestic critical mineral development in our nation’s transition to a clean energy future. We were joined by several other organizations with key roles in the clean energy supply chain. 

Dean’s remarks focused on the importance of developing the vast resources available in northeast Minnesota through modern, sustainable mining projects like Twin Metals in order to address the urgent issue of climate change. It’s estimated the Duluth Complex geological formation in northeast Minnesota holds enough copper, nickel and cobalt to produce more than 550 million electric vehicles. 

He also provided perspective on how the regulatory, labor and environmental standards in Minnesota are some of the most stringent in the U.S. and the world. “Materials that go into our clean energy technologies should be developed under the highest standards. If we don’t produce the materials here at home, we have no ability to know whether they are produced in an ethical, responsible manner,” DeBeltz said in yesterday’s meeting. 

We thank the Caucus co-chairs Senator Coons and Senator Braun, and all members of the Caucus for the invitation and appreciate our perspective being considered in this critical discussion.

Learn more about the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus here.  

About Twin Metals Minnesota: Twin Metals Minnesota is a Minnesota company focused on designing, constructing and operating an underground copper, nickel, cobalt and platinum group metals mining project in northeast Minnesota. The TMM project brings the promise of significant long-term jobs and environmentally responsible economic development for generations in Minnesota. Twin Metals is owned by Antofagasta plc, one of the top ten copper producers in the world. For more information, visit