On April 17, 2014 AEMA Executive Director Laura Skaer gave a presentation to the Colorado Mining Association. You can view the presentation here.
In February Executive Director Laura Skaer testified to the Minnesota House Committee on Natural Resources on the topic of financial assurance. Her testimony was In support of AEMA member Polymet‘s proposed mine.
She was interviewed by many TV, Radio and print media after the hearing.
Star Tribune: Link
Duluth News Tribune story: Link
Duluth News Tribune editorial: Link
KARE 11 TV (NBC): Link
KSTP 5 (ABC): Link
Sweeping Land Use Restrictions and Prohibitions in BLM/USFS Draft EISs for Sage-Grouse Threaten U.S. Mining and the Economy in 11 Western States
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) draft Land Use Plan Amendments (LUPA)/draft Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) Preferred Alternatives in Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Montana and Wyoming endorse land use restrictions and prohibitions that will severely impede and even prohibit a wide range of responsible uses of nearly 60 million acres of public lands with sage-grouse habitat in 11 western states.
AEMA and its members are leading a nationwide, state-by-state effort to stop the draconian, unscientific land use restriction being proposed. Read our “one-page” overview on the issue.