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

Letter from FWS Director Ashe to Gov. Herbert

Letter from USFWS Director Dan Ashe to Utah Governor Gary Herbert on the need to provide regulatory mechanisms on state and private land. Ashe to Herbert Letter May 2014

AEMA Comments on Bi-State Sage Grouse

AEMA has filed comments on USFWS proposal to list the Bi-State distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the Greater Sage-Grouse as threatened with a 4(d) rule. The Bi-State DPS are along the northern Nevada, California border. AEMA-Bi State-Comments

Dr. Robert Zink Study On Greater Sage Grouse

AEMA Letter to FWS Director Ashe Professor Robert Zink, PhD, University of Minnesota, Comparison of Patterns of Genetic Variation and Demographic History in the Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus): Relevance for Conservation.  In his paper linked here, Dr. Zink concludes: There is no clear evidence that the population genetic variability of the greater sage-grouse has been […]