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Mine Safety & Health Administration
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of the Interior 

Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Department of Energy
National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
The White House

Council on Environmental Quality

U.S. Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Subcommittee on Pubic Lands and Forests
Subcommittee on Energy

Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety

U.S House of Representatives

American Energy Initiative 
Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Subcommittee on Energy and Environment

House Committee on Natural Resources

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

Committee on Education and the Workforce - Workplace Safety

Library of Congress (locate a House or Senate bill by # or sponsor)
The White House
Congressional Coal Caucus
Congressional Hazards Caucus
Congressional Rare Earth Caucus
Congressional Research and Development Caucus
Senate Western Caucus
      The War on Western Jobs Report
House Western Caucus



SME Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Mining Industry Report Jan. 2012 - click here to purchase.

American Resources Policy Network, "Assessing Risk: Critical Metals and National Security" June 2012

Dept of Commerce: "Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation"

Dept of Commerce: "STEM: Good jobs Now and in the Future"

Dept of Interior: "The Dept of Interior’s Economic Contribution FY 2011”

Dept of Labor: MSHA's Accountability Program Faces Challenges but Makes Improvements, September 2012

"Energy 20/20: A Vision for America's Ebergy Future"

Energy Policy Research Foundation, "The Economic Value of American Coal Exports" August 14, 2012

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

Ernst & Young "U.S. Coal Exports: National and State Economic Contributions" May 2013

GAO, Exposure Limit for Respirable Coal Mine Dust, August 2012 

GAO, "Rare Earth Materials in the Defense Supply Chain", April 2010 

GAO: "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"

Government Accountability Office: "Leasable Minerals on Federal and Indian LAnds: Volume, Value, and Revenue" December 12, 2012

House Natural Resources Committee: "President Obama's Covert and Unorthodox Efforts to Impose New Regulation on Coal Mining and Destroy American Jobs", September 2012

IHS: "America's New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil and Gas Revolution and the Economy", October 23, 2012

National Coal Council, "Harnessing Coal's Carbon Content to Asvance the Economy, Environment, and Energy Security" - June 2012 

National Governors Association: "Building a Science, technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Agenda"

National Groundwater Association: "Hydraulic Fracturing: Meeting the Nation's Energy Needs While Protecting Groundwater Resources"

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

Pacific States Regional Legislative and Regulatory Framework for Deep Sea Minerals Exploration and Exploitation - July 2012

Senate and Congressional Western Caucus: "The War on Western Jobs"
"Jobs Frontier: breaking Down Washington's Barriers to America's Red, White and Blue Jobs"

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"
White House Materials Genome Initiative for Global Competitiveness, June 2011
Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, Red Tape Making Americans Sick: A New Report on the Health Impacts of High Unemployment, March 2012

World Economic Forum, "Mining and Metals Scenarios to 2030"

U.S. Chamber of Commerce "Sue and Settle: Regulating Behind Closed Doors", May 2013.

USGS: Afgan Mineral Resources Study



Mining Associations

American Coal Foundation
American Rock Mechanics Association
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Industrial Minerals Association – North America
National Mining Association
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
Northwest Mining Association
Arizona Mining Association
Colorado Mining Association
Georgia Mining Association
Idaho Mining Association
Kentucky Coal Association
Kentucky Mining Institute
Montana Mining Association
Nevada Mining Association
Rare Earth Association
South Carolina Mining Association
Tennessee Mining Association
Utah Mining Association
West virginia Coal Association
World Coal Association
Wyoming Mining Association

Engineering Societies

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
International Society of Explosive Engineers
Institute of Makers of Explosives
Society of Petroleum Engineers
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Geoscience Societies

American Geosciences Institute
Geological Society of America
American Association of State Geologists
American Institute of Professional Geologists
American Association of Petroleum Geologists


American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricty
Minerals Education Coalition
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
The National Academies
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
U.S. Energy Policy Coalition
U.S. Mine Rescue Association





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