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For more than a decade, Lookout Mountain Analysis has provided natural resource consulting that gets results. The firm specializes in representing conservation viewpoints.


Please go to the What's New page to find recent Lookout Mountain Analysis research on the environmental aspects of natural resource projects.

Company Profile

Founded in 1991, Lookout Mountain Analysis provides consulting and expert services in the analysis of energy, mineral, and other natural resource issues. Investigations involving environmental economics is a specialty of the firm. Some examples of products include expert witness services, project financial modeling, policy analysis, environmental and socioeconomic impact analysis, as well as site-specific and other analytical services.

Dr. Thomas Goerold, owner and chief consulting economist of Lookout Mountain Analysis, is incoming President of the trade group Mineral Economics and Management Society (MEMS). He has worked in and with the private and public sectors, as well as with many Non-governmental organizations (NGOs). He has earned a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics and an M.S. in Geology.

Satisfied Clients and Users

Satisfied users of LMA products and studies range from members of grassroots organizations to members of the U.S. Congress. Some of the Federal government users of Lookout Mountain Analysis output include the National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Geological Survey, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, and President's Council on Environmental Quality.

A partial list of national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have utilized LMA's studies includes Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, The Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund (WWF-U.S. and WWF-U.K.), Alaska Wilderness League, and the Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund.

Products That Get Results

bulletAnalysis leading to a successful U.S. Government buyout of the New World gold mine just outside Yellowstone National Park.
bulletStudy showing the uneconomic status of the Quartz Hill molybdenum mine inside the Misty Fiords National Monument in Alaska. Almost a decade later, this project is still not off of the drawing board.
bulletLong-term research and policy analysis leading to the continuation of wilderness status and denial of oil drilling in the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska.
bulletProposals for more equitable use payments to the Menominee Indian Tribe from the re-licensing of the Shawano Hydropower Project in Wisconsin.
bulletReports showing the marginal financial viability of the Thornwood Natural Gas Pipeline Project in Virginia and West Virginia.
bulletNumerous presentations of oral and written testimony to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives by Dr. Goerold. Issues ranged from 1872 Mining Law reform to petroleum production in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Contact Information

Dr. Thomas Goerold
303 526-2362
303 526-4778
Postal address
314 Parkview Avenue
       Golden, Colorado USA 80401
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