Best Practices

Energy development is a high-impact activity that presents opportunities and challenges for state and local governments, and there are clear lessons for how to reconcile job and revenue benefits with the impacts of rapid industrialization and population growth.


Time to Create a Natural Resources Trust

— 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.

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Mark Haggerty

Time for a U.S. Natural Resources Trust?

— 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.

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