Montana Governor Create Sage Grouse Program

Montana Governor Bullock has issued a Executive Order creating Montana’s sage-grouse program and conservation plan. You can read the order below.   Bullock Executive Order

AEMA to BLM: Regulations are Adequate Existing and Enforceable

In an August 28 letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze, AEMA argued that the 43 CFR 3809 regulations are adequate existing and enforceable regulatory mechanisms to protect Greater Sage-grouse and its habitat. Thus, it is unnecessary to amend BLM land use plans for Sage-grouse conservation with respect to locatable mineral operations. Director Kornze acknowledged receipt […]

AEMA Issues USFS Groundwater Directive Comments

AEMA together with the National Mining Association (NMA) has submitted comments on the USFS Groundwater Directive. The comments emphasize that the directive is substantially flawed, both legally and as a matter of policy. It is clear the USFS lacks statutory authority for what they propose in this directive. We strongly recommend that the USFS withdraw […]

September Safety Share

“All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety” September 2014 Hazard Since their commercial introduction in the early 1980s, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) have become increasingly popular for both work and play. These highly agile machines are capable of transporting people and loads in a variety of rugged environments that are inaccessible to conventional trucks and highway vehicles. With an […]

AEMA Files Supplemental Sage Grouse Comments

AEMA has filed supplemental comment letters in Montana, Wyoming and Nevada. We will be jointly filing supplemental comments in Idaho and Utah with NMA, IMA-NA & UMA. Our supplemental comments focus on the recently published, peer reviewed study on sage-grouse genetics by Dr. Robert M. Zink as well as recent developments with the Western Governors’ […]

Nevada BLM DRAFT Bonding Guidance

The Nevada BLM has circulated a DRAFT Instructional Memorandum for Phased Bonding DRAFT Phased Bond IM

AEMA Files Comments in USFS Water Management

We joined with 17 other natural resource developer/user groups to file the  comments on the USFS proposed directive for Best Management Practices for water quality protection on National Forest System Lands. AEMA USFS BMP Directives Comments

AEMA Press Release on EPA Pebble Action

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Laura Skaer 509.624.1158 x16 EPA GOES ROGUE ON PEBBLE–PROPOSES A PREEMPTIVE DEFACTO VETO OF THE PROJECT BEFORE PERMIT APPLICATIONS ARE FILED In an unprecedented action, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed restrictions on the discharge of fill material that, in effect, results in a preemptive veto of the Pebble Project […]

AEMA Releases TV AD Promoting Minerals

AEMA has released a new television ad promoting the role of minerals in our everyday lives.  It is currently running on KSPS in the Pacific Northwest, online and being shared throughout our association affiliates.  Take a moment to view and pass it along  

Study suggests sage grouse not in great peril – mining group