Major Uses: domestic consumption, transportation, building, electrical
Import Dependency for U.S.: 38%
Major Importers: Canada, Russia, China, Mexico
The American Resources Policy Network supports the efforts of mining experts who believe that our nation should stand on its own two feet when it comes to supplying certain natural resources. We aim to inform the public how dependent America is on other nations for minerals and metals that exist here. We encourage the exploration of key minerals and metals beneath our home turf.
America’s inability to supply our own mineral resources in a time of surging global demand threatens our strategic and economic future. The American Resources Policy Network’s panel of thought leaders and mining policy experts offer commentary, analysis, and options for reducing our dependence on foreign suppliers and improving development of American resources.
The American Resource Policy Network (ARPN) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and public policy research organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The ARPN depends solely on the contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations to educate the public and policy-makers on the need for natural resource development to reduce resource dependency that weakens U.S. economic competitiveness and national security. It is a 501(c)6 group (status pending) .