Reports & Publications


Industrial Minerals’ Impact on the U.S. Economy, October 2013

Aggregates Contribution to U.S. Infrastructure Investment, June 2013

A look at the history of mining: From the Stone Age to Herbert Hoover, July 2013

Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Mining Industry Report, Jan. 2012
Update addendum, February 2014

Federal Support for U.S. Mining Schools” March 2013

American Resources Policy Network

“Assessing Risk: Critical Metals and National Security” June 2012

Dept of Commerce

“STEM: Good jobs Now and in the Future” July 2011

Dept of Interior

MSHA’s Accountability Program Faces Challenges but Makes Improvements, September 2012

Energy Policy Research Foundation

“The Economic Value of American Coal Exports” August 14, 2012


Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources


Exposure Limit for Respirable Coal Mine Dust, August 2012

“Rare Earth Materials in the Defense Supply Chain” April 2010


“Impacts of Potential Oil Shale Development on Water Resources”

“STEM Education: Strategic Planning Needed to Better Manage Overlapping Programs across Multiple Agencies”

Government Accountability Office

“Abandoned Mine Lands: Information on the Number of Hardrock Mines, Cost of Cleanup, and Value of Financial Assurances”

“Leasable Minerals on Federal and Indian LAnds: Volume, Value, and Revenue” December 12, 2012


“America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil and Gas Revolution and the Economy” October 23, 2012

The National Academy of Sciences

Emerging Workforce Trends in the Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action (summary)” March 2013

National Governors Association

“Building a Science, technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Agenda”

“Hydraulic Fracturing: Meeting the Nation’s Energy Needs While Protecting Groundwater Resources”


“An Independent Panel Assessmenet of an Internal Review of MSHA Enforcement Actions at the Upper Big Branch Mine South” March 2012

National Governors Association Pacific States Regional Legislative and Regulatory Framework

Deep Sea Minerals Exploration and Exploitation, July 2012

Stockholm Environment Institute

“Metals in a Low-Carbon Economy: Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and Business in a Finite World” 2012

The White House

“Federal STEM Portfolio”

Materials Genome Initiative for Global Competitiveness, June 2011

World Economic Forum

“Mining and Metals Scenarios to 2030”