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Mark Haggerty is a senior fellow on the Energy and Environment team at American Progress. With a reputation as a nonpartisan expert committed to practical solutions, Haggerty is engaged in efforts to develop a comprehensive national policy that aligns climate, energy, and public lands conservation goals with rural communities’ economic success.

Haggerty previously worked for more than a decade at Headwaters Economics, where he oversaw a robust research portfolio focused on rural economic development, natural resource management, and fiscal policy. He also worked on agricultural and Indigenous conservation projects in New Zealand and helped build private land conservation programs around Yellowstone National Park. He has served on local boards and planning commissions, provided expert advice to state legislatures, and testified to Congress at the invitation of both Democrats and Republicans.

Haggerty holds a bachelor’s in economics and master’s in geography from the University of Colorado. He lives in Bozeman, Montana, where he co-owns millions of acres of public lands and waters with his family and friends.

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Guide to Rural and Tribal Capacity-Building Programs Report
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Guide to Rural and Tribal Capacity-Building Programs

These 10 federal programs are designed to expand capacity and bridge the gap between federal resources and the rural and Tribal communities that need them most.

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Sustainable and Reliable: Securing Resources for the Clean Energy Future Report
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Sustainable and Reliable: Securing Resources for the Clean Energy Future

The United States must act quickly, in concert with its allies, to secure an economically and environmentally sustainable supply chain of battery minerals that benefits and respects the rights of workers and front-line communities.

A Framework for Federal Mining Reform: Impact Planning, Benefits Sharing, and Asset-Based Revenue Management Report
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A Framework for Federal Mining Reform: Impact Planning, Benefits Sharing, and Asset-Based Revenue Management

Building a new clean energy economy will require mining for minerals used in renewable energy technologies, creating a mining boom that policymakers should leverage by helping affected communities build resilient and equitable economies.

How FEMA Can Build Rural Resilience Through Disaster Preparedness Report
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How FEMA Can Build Rural Resilience Through Disaster Preparedness

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is vital to the nation’s climate resilience, but pre-disaster resilience funds are not reaching the rural communities most vulnerable to climate risk and least able to prepare.

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Innovating Fiscal Policy To Power Enduring Rural Prosperity In the News

Innovating Fiscal Policy To Power Enduring Rural Prosperity

Mark Haggerty discusses the shortcomings of current fiscal policy design and explores the potential for policy redesign at all levels of government to better sustain rural communities reliant on natural resource industries.

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Rethinking Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Rural Development In the News

Rethinking Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Rural Development

Mark Haggerty and Julia Haggerty explore the role of fiscal policy in understanding barriers to economic development in rural America.

Investing in Rural Prosperity

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