IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2015 American Mining Group Lauds Gov. Otter Sage Grouse Litigation Idaho is Right to Oppose BLM Epic Land Grab The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) today lauds Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter’s decision to sue the federal government over this week’s deeply flawed Land Use Plan Amendments (LUPA) and the […]
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2015 SAGE GROUSE LAND USE PLANS AMENDMENTS: AN EPIC LAND GRAB Federal “Not Warranted” Decision Comes at a Price Too High While the American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) applauds the decision not to list the Greater Sage-Grouse as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act, the Land Use Plan […]
On August 24th, 2015 AEMA sent a letter to the Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell regarding the recent WAFWA Analysis of Lek Count Databases which shows a significant increase in sage-grouse numbers over 2013. We believe this study demonstrates that state and private conservation efforts and plans are working and that the mineral withdrawals and draconian […]
Today AEMA issued the following statement on the EPA”S Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule: This misguided federal effort will have a devastating effect on the jobs that mining provides. The rule greatly expands Clean Water Act jurisdiction over ephemeral streams, adjacent water and ditches and will substantially increase the time costs of obtaining required […]
AEMA has issues the following comments for the record at the US Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee hearing on S.883 the American Mineral Security Act of 2015. May 11, 2015 The Honorable Lisa Murkowski Chairwoman, Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources 314 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Re: S. 883, […]
Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) has introduced S. 1036, the Sage-Grouse Protection and Conservation Act. Original cosponsors at the time of introduction are Sens. Barrasso, Enzi, Crapo, Risch, Daines, Heller, Hatch and Lee. The Gardner-Stewart Sage-Grouse Protection and Conservation Act is designed to allow states to implement state-created conservation and management plans for the recovery of […]
The American Exploration & Mining Association has issued comments on the Carson City District Office Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.
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, […]