Many natural resource projects are undertaken to fulfill perceived regional or
national policy goals. In the abstract, these policy goals may be laudable. But,
in many instances, the proposed government actions associated with policy may be
unsuitable, misguided, or counter-productive. Some government policies may also
be shown to benefit private interests more than public interests.
Analysis of Suitability and Scope of Actual and Proposed Government
Examination of Intended and Unintended Consequences.
Discussion of Benefits and Costs on Public and Private Sectors.
Dr. Goerold and Lookout Mountain Analysis have almost two decades worth of
experience in policy analysis. The firm specializes in policies that affect
energy, minerals, power, water, and other natural resources.
Public Sector Experience
Work experience with the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Synthetic
Fuels Corporation gives a "hands-on" understanding of the public
Private Sector Experience
Employment in the natural resource extraction industry, corporate
consulting, and international environmental organizations gives inside
knowledge of private sector.
Extensive Analytical Qualifications
Cost-benefit, regional economic and demographic, input/output, and
programmatic analysis capabilities.
U.S. Oil Imports and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Technologies and
Targets, a draft report that examines oil imports from some of our
Western Hemisphere neighbors and details several enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
technologies and domestic targets, March 2002.
presentation showing important relationships between potential oil
production from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska and U.S. oil
production and imports, March 2002.
Oral and written testimony before the U.S. Senate that examines different
royalty and fee schemes' impacts on hardrock mining production from public
lands. Currently, no fee is charged for firms producing hardrock minerals
from federal lands.