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February 03, 2022

Seabed Mining as a National Security Threat: Industry Minded with Scott Segal (Part 2)

Episode 208

In our fourth installment of the seabed mining series, we loop back with Scott Segal, co-chair of the Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP, for the second half of his perspective on seabed mining as a future source of critical minerals. As an industry professional, in Scott’s eyes the issue is a no-brainer; the global benefits of seabed mining are impressive, and, as he puts it, “No form of getting minerals is without any form of tradeoff.” Yet, co-hosts Elisa and Yvette ask him hard-hitting questions: What is The Mining Company’s end goal? Won’t this impact our subsea cable infrastructure? And is the value of the deep sea ecosystem, particularly for use in pharmaceuticals, being considered?

Scott Segal is the co-chair of the Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP.