Subject: Reconsideration of Conflict Minerals Rule Implementation
From: Michael Klein

March 14, 2017

SEC Action Chairman Michael S. Piwowar

Dear SEC Action Chairman Piwowar,

I support the SEC's 2012 conflict minerals rule. Without the rule, unscrupulous miners and other entrepreneurs will be freer to attack and kill wildlife, including animals of critically-endangered species.
Please consider retaining the rule.


Michael Klein