American Resources Policy Network
Promoting the development of American mineral resources.
  • Fraser Institute to host third Mining Business Risks Summit in November

    The Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think tank and the intellectual home for three of our policy experts, has teamed up with CRU Group, the leading independent business analysis and consultancy group focused on metals and mining, again to host their third Mining Business Risks Summit, to be held in Toronto, Canada, 1-2 November 2012.

    According to the conference hosts, miners’ concerns are mounting as uncertainty rises on all fronts:

    • Are the heady days of the commodity boom ending?
    • Which way will the global economy tip—and what does it mean for mining?
    • Are the stakes getting higher as resource nationalization gathers momentum?

    These, and many other questions will be discussed by industry experts at this year’s Summit. For more information, click here.

    Also, if you haven’t had a chance to visit www.miningfacts.org led by Alana Wilson, senior research analyst with the Fraser Institute’s Global Centre for Mining Studies yet, you’re missing out.

    MiningFacts.org offers “timely research and articles that examine the economic, environmental, and social impacts of mining in Canada and around the world” – written for a general audience.

  • Fraser Institute Scholar joins American Resources Expert Panel

    We’re thrilled to announce that Alana Wilson, a senior research analyst with the Canada-based Fraser’s Institute’s Global Centre for Mining Studies, has joined the American Resources panel of issue experts. Ms. Wilson is spearheading the Institute’s most recent project, a website called MiningFacts.org, which offers timely research and articles examining the often-misunderstood “economic, environmental, and social impacts of mining in Canada and around the world.”

    Ms. Wilson has a MSc. in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and a BSc. Agroecology in Food and Resource Economics from the University of British Columbia.

    To learn more about Ms. Wilson’s work and our other panelists, visit our experts page. And be sure to bookmark MiningFacts.org, which strives to bring balance into the increasingly polarized debate on mining in Canada and around the world.

  • Utah plant to reduce over-reliance on foreign rhenium imports

    Perfectly closing out our rhenium month this week, Utah’s daily Deseret News has a piece on Kennecott Utah Copper’s $340 million “Molybdenum Autoclave Processing” project, a plant, which according to Kennecott’s vice president for projects and expansions, “will (produce) 10 percent of the world’s molybdenum.” At the same time, the vast complex in Magna, Utah, [...]
  • Canada remains worldwide leader of non-fuel exploration

    Canada is the leading country for mineral exploration for the 10th year in
 a row, according to the latest rankings from 
Metals Economics Group’s (MEG) Corporate 
Exploration Strategies. The country
 represents 18 percent of worldwide investments into non-fuel mineral
 exploration. Here are some interesting figures on Canada from the MEG Corporate 
Exploration Strategies study, which Commodities Now says 
includes [...]
  • Fraser Institute Releases 2011 Economic Freedom of the World Report

    Today, the Fraser Institute — which is not only Canada’s leading free-market think tank, but also employs two of American Resources’ distinguished subject- matter experts, Fred McMahon, and Jean-Francois Minardi — released the 2011 iteration of their annual Economic Freedom of the World report, available at www.freetheworld.com. The study looks at how the interplay of [...]
  • Fraser Institute resource policy experts join ARPN panel

    We’re thrilled to announce that Fred McMahon and Jean-Francois Minardi from the Canada-based Fraser Institute have joined the ARPN expert panel. McMahon is Vice-President of Research, International, at the Fraser Institute, and, among other things, co-author of the Fraser Institute’s annual Survey of Mining Companies.  Minardi is Associate Director of the institute’s Global Natural Resource [...]