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Where does the money go?

Revenue from natural resources goes to state governments, as well as several federal funds that support projects at the local and national levels.

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Case studies

How do extractive industries affect communities?

Learn about 12 communities that led the U.S. in production of iron, copper, gold, coal, oil, and natural gas over the last decade.

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What natural resources are extracted?

The U.S. is a top producer of oil, gas, and coal, as well as nonenergy minerals like gold, iron, and copper.

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How it works

How does resource extraction result in federal revenue?

Companies that extract resources on federal land may pay bonuses, rents, royalties, fees, taxes, or other revenues to the federal government.

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Download the 2017 Executive Summary

This document includes an overview of contextual information and updates to this site.

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Content for this card. Revenue from natural resources goes to state governments, as well as several federal funds that support projects at the local and national levels.