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The mining industry provides the necessary mineral resources needed to build phones, manufacture cars, modernize medicine, keep our nation safe and so much more. Green energy, highway infrastructure and future manufacturing all depend on mining. If it can’t be grown it has to be mined.

The American Exploration & Mining Association, AEMA, is an effective and proactive advocate for the North American mining community, successfully influencing the outcome of political dialogue, building effective working strategies with key elected officials, developing and coordinating industry’s response to legislative and regulatory issues, and galvanizing the grassroots.

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  • Monumental Step to Move Bipartisan Good Samaritan Legislation Forward
    For Immediate Release                                                                                                            Media ContactThursday, March 21, 2024                                                                                                           Kenna O’Neill                                                                                                                              koneill@miningamerica.org WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Celeste Maloy (R-UT) and Mary Peltola (D-AK) introduced the Good Samaritan Remediation of Abandoned Hardrock Mines Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This commonsense legislation is a companion to S. 2781, which was approved by the Senate Committee onContinue reading →
  • Good Samaritan Legislation Approved by EPW
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 18, 2024 Media Contact: Kenna O’Neillkoneill@miningamerica.org Good Samaritan Legislation Approved by EPWAEMA Applauds Senators Risch, Heinrich, Kelly and Lummis for their Leadership WASHINGTON, DC – Today in Washington, D.C., the full Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a business meeting in which they advanced several pieces of legislation. AmongContinue reading →
  • AEMA’s Statement Regarding the IWG Report
    The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) released the following statement from Mark Compton, Executive Director, regarding the Interagency Working Group on Mining Regulations, Laws and Permitting (IWG) report published today: We simply are not moving mining projects forward in a timeframe that will allow our Nation to achieve its ambitious clean energy objectives orContinue reading →
  • AEMA Hails Sackett v. EPA Decision
    AEMA Hails Sackett v. EPA Decision Unanimous Ruling Spells Doom for Biden WOTUS Rule     Spokane, WA – The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) reacted to this morning’s unanimous decision from the Supreme Court of the United States in the case Sackett v. EPA. The Sackett ruling will significantly affect how the EnvironmentalContinue reading →
  • AEMA Applauds Funding for Perpetua Resources
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Monday, December 19, 2022 Media Contact: Sid Smithssmith@miningamerica.org Spokane Valley, WA – Mark Compton, Executive Director of the American Exploration & Mining Association, issued the following statement responding to today’s announcement from Perpetua Resources that the Stibnite Project will receive up to $24.8 million in funding from the Department of Defense,Continue reading →