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Fact Sheet 2013–3111

Energy and Minerals Science at the U.S. Geological Survey

By Richard C. Ferrero, Jonathan J. Kolak, Donald J. Bills, Zachary H. Bowen, Daniel J. Cordier, Tanya J. Gallegos, James R. Hein, Karen D. Kelley, Philip H. Nelson, Vito F. Nuccio, Jeanine M. Schmidt, and Robert R. Seal

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The economy, national security, and standard of living of the United States depend on adequate and reliable supplies of energy and mineral resources. Based on population and consumption trends, the Nation’s and World’s use of energy and minerals is expected to grow, driving the demand for scientific understanding of resource formation, location, and availability. The importance of environmental stewardship and human health in sustainable growth emphasizes the need for a broader understanding of energy and mineral resources. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is a world leader in conducting research needed to address these challenges and to provide a scientific foundation for policy and decisionmaking with respect to resource use, sustainability, environmental protection, and an adaptive resource management approach.

First posted December 12, 2013

For additional information, contact:
Office of the Associate Director, Energy and Minerals
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192
http://www.usgs.gov/energy_minerals/

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Suggested citation:

Ferrero, R.C., Kolak, J.J., Bills, D.J., Bowen, Z.H., Cordier, D.J., Gallegos, T.J., Hein, J.R., Kelley, K.D., Nelson, P.H., Nuccio, V.F., Schmidt, J.M., and Seal, R.R., 2013, Energy and Minerals Science at the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013-3111, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20133111.

ISSN 2327-6916 (print)

ISSN 2327-6932 (online)




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