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Fact Sheet 2007-3109

Facing Tomorrow's Challenges: USGS Science in the Decade 2007-2017

Energy and Minerals for America's Future

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Reliable, accessible, and adequate supplies of energy and mineral resources are essential to sustain the American economy and standard of living. The Nation faces increasing demand for energy and mineral resources, a growing dependence on resources imported from other countries, increasing pressure to consider alternative energy sources, and a need to minimize environmental effects associated with use and development of resources.

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