New Study Finds Federal Policies Hurt Sagebrush Ecosystems

AEMA-Restoration Study Final AEMA Low Elevation Sagebrush Fire Restoration Summary Points American Exploration & Mining Association releases study demonstrating that funding and management policies fail to promote successful rehabilitation of sagebrush habitats   The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) announced today the release of an important study authored by independent consulting biologist, Megan Maxwell, […]

AEMA is Seeking a New Communications Manager

AEMA is currently looking to hire a Communications & Outreach Manager in Spokane, Washington.  You may access the full job description and application instructions CLICK HERE.

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H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015

AEMA has joined with approximately 170 other organizations on a letter supporting H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015. This legislation would Increase public participation in shaping the most costly regulations before they are proposed; Require that agencies must choose the least costly option, unless they can demonstrate that public health, safety, or welfare […]

American Exploration & Mining Association Files Lawsuit in Nevada Federal Court Challenging Endangered Species Act Settlement

The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) announced that it has joined three other plaintiffs in filing a lawsuit in federal District Court for the District of Nevada to set aside the settlement the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) reached in 2011 with environmental groups. The settlement unlawfully prohibits USFWS from carrying out the […]

AEMA Supports Natural Resourse Provisions of Defense Bill

The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) encourages Congress to include Title 30, without amendments, when the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) comes to the floor later this week. The Natural Resources provisions represent a carefully negotiated, balanced package of legislation that will create jobs and promote domestic production of critical and strategic minerals. Most […]

AEMA Files Waters of the US Rule Comments

AEMA has filed comments on the EPA/ACOE proposed rule on definition of waters of the U.S. (WOTUS).  The comments criticize the rule as deeply flawed and an unnecessary.  AEMA also brings light to the EPA/ACOES’s failure to meet the legal requirement to convene a Small Business Review panel. AEMA WOTUS Comments Nov 10 2014

SBA tells EPA: Stop WOTUS and Listen to Small Business

The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy has sent a letter to the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers telling them the withdrawal the Waters of the US (WOTUS) Rule and meet the legal obligation to convene a small business review panel. SBA Advocacy Letter to EPA

Help Eliminate Hazards to Birds

AEMA, in partnership with the BLM, USFS, NMA and the American Bird Conservancy, reminds everyone to be diligent about replacing and removing open pipe claim markers.  While our industry has done an outstanding job of eradicating these past markers, there are still few left that need to be addressed.  Together, with our partners above, we […]