AEMA Sends Letter to Secretary Jewell Concerning Greater Sage Grouse

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 […]

AEMA Statement on WOTUS Rule

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 […]

S.883 Critical Minerals Legislation

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, […]

AEMA Supports Sage Grouse Legislation

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 […]

AEMA Comments on Carson City RMP

The American Exploration & Mining Association has issued comments on the Carson City District Office Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.

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, […]

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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 […]