Resources

Coal’s Lonely Lobbyists: The Growing Isolation of the Coal Mining Industry

This report is the result of a survey of more than twenty companies that have been removed from the National Mining Association and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity’s membership list. It reveals the beginnings of a mass exodus away from the coal mining lobby amid declining coal prices and withdrawal of the industry's social license.

Greasing the Wheels: The systemic weakness that allows undue influence by mining companies on government.

This report documents the millions of dollars worth of political donations from the Australian mining industry to Australian political parties which serve to influence Government policy through cash for access schemes, third party fundraising vehicles, private meetings, lobbyists, gifts and the revolving door between the government, bureaucracy and the mining companies they are responsible for regulating.

THE ECONOMICS OF COAL LEASING ON FEDERAL LANDS: Ensuring a fair return to taxpayers.

This report examines the market implications of changing royalty rates based on three potential approaches motivated by the current structure. It concludes the US Government’s federal lands coal leasing program costs taxpayers billions of dollars in lost revenue due to a flawed approach to valuing coal, inadequate oversight and major royalty loopholes.