• Critical Minerals and Geopolitical Competition

    by Gregory Brew and Morgan Bazilian

    Can developed nations decarbonize without exacerbating the geopolitics of resource extraction as demands for critical minerals conflicts with local labor, environmental, and human rights protection? 

  • Making a Uranium Ghost Town

    Both the Homestake Mining Company and New Mexico state regulators knew almost immediately that a uranium mine opened in 1958 was poisoning local groundwater. They didn't tell local residents, who have been fighting for their lives and for justice. 

  • The Forgotten History of Wyoming’s Black Miners

    African Americans were an important, but largely forgotten, presence in the mining industry of the far west, a story that connects race, national expansion, and labor politics in the Gilded Age.