AEMA’s Letters to EPA on CERCLA 108(b) Financial Responsibility SBREFA Panel

Below are the comments AEMA filed in early June and early July 2016 with the EPA as part of the SBREFA small business advocacy review process of CERCLA 108(b) Financial Responsibility rule-making. These letters are written on behalf of the hardrock mining SERs and concerns the pre-panel phase of the CERCLA 108(b) SBREFA process. June 1, 2016 Letter with […]

OP-ED: Time for Feds to Respect Minnesotans’ Rights

TIME FOR FEDS TO RESPECT MINNESOTANS’ RIGHTS By Laura Skaer, Executive Director American Exploration & Mining Association Opinion-Editorial Imagine two or three generations ago, your ancestors homesteaded property and acquired rights to farm the land. Over the forty or fifty years, the land was tilled, crops were planted, buildings and a home were built, the […]

AEMA Submits Comments in Support of Twin Metals MN

AEMA has submitted comments in support of the renewal of Twin Metals Minnesota’s federal mineral leases, MNES 1352 and MNES 1353 located in the Superior National Forest. We are deeply concerned about the United States Forest Service’s (USFS) consideration of withholding consent to the renewal of these two leases that were originally issued more than 50 […]

National Mining Group Supports Arizona Mine

For Immediate Release July 18, 2016 NATIONAL MINING GROUP SUPPORTS ARIZONA MINE  RESOLUTION COPPER PROJECT WILL PROVIDE JOBS AND MINERALS CRITICAL TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING  American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) has filed comments in support of the Resolution Copper Project in Superior, Arizona. The Resolution Copper Mine will bring over 3,700 jobs to the area […]

AEMA Files Comments on BLM 2.0

AEMA’s filed comments on the proposed BLM 2.0 planning rule. The rule is a significant shift away from the current locally invested process.  The proposed rule also shifts land use planning to a landscape scale approach allowing non-traditional sources of information among many other changes of concern. We direct your attention to the table we have prepared […]

AEMA Applauds State Land Commissioner Association Mineral Withdrawal Opposition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 14, 2016 AEMA Applauds State Land Commissioner Association Mineral Withdrawal Opposition State Trust Land Group Passes Resolution Calling on BLM to End is Epic Land Grab Yesterday, the Western State Land Commissioner Association (WSLCA) passed a resolution calling on the BLM to end its 10 million acre land withdrawal for the protection […]

Montana Congressional Delegation Pushes Forest Service to Advance Permitting Process for Rock Creek Mine

(U.S. Congress)—Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Congressman Ryan Zinke this week pushed the U.S. Forest Service to finalize an important document and advance a decades-old permitting process for the Rock Creek Mine in northwest Montana. In a letter to Kootenai National Forest Supervisor Chris Savage, the Montana congressional delegation encouraged the Forest Service […]


AEMA Sues to Overturn Sage Grouse Land Use Plans The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) filed a law suit against the Federal Government today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking to overturn the Sage-Grouse Great Basin and Rocky Mountain Records of Decision and underlying land use plan amendments in […]

AEMA Executive Director Testifies Before Congress

Laura Skaer, AEMA Executive Director Testifies Before Congress Tuesday, March 15th AEMA Executive Director Laura Skaer appeared before the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee to offer testimony on the President’s recent memo “Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources from Development and Encouraging Related Private Investment.” The corresponding House committee held a similar hearing in February […]

Laura Skaer, AEMA Executive Director to Testify Before Congress

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2016 American Mining Executive Director to Testify Before Congress Laura Skaer to Testify at the U.S. Senate Committee Oversight Hearing on the Presidential Memorandum on Mitigation Laura Skaer, Executive Director of the American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) will testify Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the U.S. Senate Committee on […]