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  

AEMA Files Comments on USFS Groundwater BMP

AEMA has filed comments along with a coalition of 18 natural resource interests on the Forest Service’s proposed best management practices (BMPs) for water quality protection on NFS lands. The USFS is amending its internal directives for Watershed and Air Management to address groundwater protection and management, and is revising its Forest Service Manual and Handbook […]

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

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 influenced by range reduction and fragmentation. […]

AEMA Joins Waters Advocacy Coaliton Letter

As part of AEMA’s advocacy efforts on the 404(c) issue, AEMA joined a letter opposing EPA’s proposed expansion of its CWA jurisdiction and unprecedented exercise of its 404(c) authority, and outlining the need for regulatory certainty and due process to support job creation and economic investment and growth. One hundred and eighty-two trade associations have […]

Senate Small Business Leadership Request Waters of the US Rule Action

US Sens. Risch (R-ID), Ranking Member, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship has joined by Committee Chairwoman Maria Cantwell (D-WA) requesting 1)an extension of the comment period; and 2) that EPA convene a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) panel in order to comply with the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the Small […]

House Members Oppose Waters of the US Rule

In a letter to EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers being circulated by Reps. Chris Collins (R-NY) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) in opposition to the EPA proposed rule expanding the definition of waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act. We have been working with NMA and the Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) […]