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American Battery Metals says chief executive officer had series of successful meetings with key US lawmakers, government personnel

Proactive Investors Tuesday, 12 November 2019
American Battery Metals Corporation (OTCMKTS:ABML) reported that its chief executive officer Doug Cole has completed a series of successful meetings with key lawmakers and personnel in the Department of Energy and Department of the Interior in Washington, DC The company, a premier battery metal exploration and development company based in Nevada said Cole visited Washington to discuss the group's efforts assisting the United States in breaking its reliance on foreign sources of critical minerals. It noted that Cole participated in multiple meetings with House and Senate leadership members who sit on key appropriations, energy and natural resource committees. READ:American Battery Metals' CEO touts a trio of verticals to help the US ramp up lithium production He also met with leadership in the Departments of Energy and Interior to identify solutions and opportunities that will advance domestic strategies for the mining and recycling of battery metals. Cole met with both senators from Nevada while on Capitol Hill: Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV). Sen. Cortez Masto sits on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which is currently deliberating the American Mineral Security Act (S.1317). The company said this important piece of legislation, which it is supporting, seeks to facilitate the availability, development, and environmentally responsible production of domestic resources to meet national material or critical mineral needs and national security interests. Cole also met with Representative Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV), who serve in crucial positions on the House Appropriations Committee, Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies subcommittees. The company noted that Amodei is the sponsor of the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act (H.R. 2531), legislation that will streamline the mining permitting process to increase domestic production of minerals to end our reliance on foreign sources of minerals that are critical to the US economy and national defense. Cole commented: "It was a constructive opportunity to meet with our elected and appointed officials and to share American Battery Metals' strategies for helping the United States bring domestic sources of critical minerals into development." "It is important for government and private industry to come together to quickly create solutions to the challenges facing the global supply chains that fuel the electric vehicle and energy storage sectors," he added. American Battery Metals has three distinct, self-supporting, vertically integrated operations: exploration and mining, extraction technology, and battery recycling. Together, the company's multiple business units present environmentally-sound, closed-loop value chain solutions to keep the country at the forefront of battery metals production technology.

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