— Unlike most countries and state governments, the U.S. has not created a natural resources trust which could help meet volatility and spending challenges facing local and county governments.read moreof Time to Create a Natural Resources Trust
— This report includes seven major energy-producing states and a new interactive adds four more (AR, LA, and PA). The study and interactive compare how local governments receive production tax revenue from unconventional oil and natural gas.read moreof Unconventional Oil and Gas Revenues to Local Governments
— Compared to other nations and even U.S. states, the federal government is a conspicuous laggard in creating a natural resources trust which would allow for stable, permanent, and ever rising payments to states and local governments without risks to taxpayers.read moreof Time for a U.S. Natural Resources Trust?
— Lower oil prices could be great for the economy, but for the communities dependent on drilling, the price drop may prove challenging for several reasons.read moreof Falling Oil Prices: Good for the U.S. Economy, Bad for Shale Communities?