Mining Sustainably in Colorado: Methane, Minerals, and Why They Matter

Actions Panel

Mining Sustainably in Colorado: Methane, Minerals, and Why They Matter

A DCFR panel discussion on critical mineral policy, environmental and social governance, and international lessons learned

When and where

Date and time


Improper City 3201 Walnut Street Denver, CO 80205

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 3 hours 30 minutes

Right now, the world’s nearly insatiable demand for metal and coal are running up against new challenges as the Earth’s climate shifts and additional attention comes onto the mining industry’s environmental and social impacts. The need to develop more environmentally and socially sustainable practices to extract the resources that make our world run is a challenge not only for the companies running the mines but for neighboring populations, governments, and buyers of minerals.

To explore this challenge, the Denver Council on Foreign Relations’ Young Professionals Committee is hosting a panel of experts to discuss sustainability and the mining industry. We will be paying special attention to how this issue has played out in Colorado, where a long history of mining has led to unique challenges around decommissioned mines, while also examining international solutions to mitigate the costs of extractive industries.

The event will open for networking starting at 5:00 PM with the panel beginning at 6:30. There will be a cash bar, and a food truck on site.

The event will be streamed for free if you would prefer to join over zoom.

We hope you will be able to join us to learn more about the critical issue of sustainability in mining and are looking forward to meeting you at the panel!


Trevor Jones, CEO of Lynx Global Intelligence.

Julian Huzyk, COO of MethaneRX

Priscilla Nelson, Professor of Mining Engineering at Colorado School of Mines

Jordy M. Lee, Manager at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines

Moderated by: William Loopesko, founder and CEO of Aclymate

It is the DCFR YPC’s mission to build an understanding of current and emerging international issues and their impact on us all, to heighten public awareness, and to provide a forum for the young professionals of Denver to engage with experts and peers on how various, international actions and ideas can give insight to issues facing Colorado.