EPA ISSUES JOB KILLING RULE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 2, 2016 EPA ISSUES JOB KILLING RULE EPA CERCLA Financial Assurance Rule Ignores States and Small Business Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its deeply flawed proposed financial assurance rule that duplicates and overlaps the current effective federal and state hardrock mining financial assurance programs and threatens to preempt […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: AEMA Convenes 122ND Annual Meeting & Exposition

For Immediate Release: December 2, 2016 MEDIA ADVISORY: AEMA Convenes 122ND Annual Meeting & Exposition Reno, Nevada to Host Largest Annual Mineral Exploration Sector Gathering The American Exploration & Mining Association’s (AEMA) 122nd Annual Meeting, Exposition & Short Courses will open Monday, December 5th at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks/Reno, Nevada. The Annual Meeting is the […]

PRESS RELEASE: Eleventh Hour Withdrawals Cut Public Out of Public Lands Processes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 22, 2016  Eleventh Hour Withdrawals Cut Public Out of Public Lands Processes  Yesterday, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced a two-year administrative segregation and proposed withdrawal of approximately 30,000 acres near Gardiner, MT. The Obama administration, in its final days, is misusing executive authority to further impede economic development on multiple-use […]

Preventing Structural Failures Alert

Preventing Structural Failures Alert Below is an important message from Kevin Stricklin, Acting Administrator for Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) about preventing structural Failures.  MSHA’s Metal and Nonmetal program area has published a Hazard Alert on structural issues, we encourages you to review it, download and print […]

AEMA Submits Comments for CERCLA 108(b) Hardrock Mining SBAR Panel

The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) submited the following comments in response to the information EPA provided during the pre-panel outreach, prior to the convening of the SBAR Panel and at the SBAR Panel Meeting on August 31, 2016. Full comments available here: AEMA SBAR PANEL COMMENTS 9 16 2016

EPA STONEWALLS SMALL BUSINESSES IN CERCLA RULEMAKING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 31, 2016 EPA STONEWALLS SMALL BUSINESSES IN CERCLA RULEMAKING EPA Refuses to Disclose Formula for Job Killing Rule to Small Business Panel Today the American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel as a Small Entity Representatives (SERs). The […]

AEMA to Participate in Rulemaking Panel in an Attempt to Bring Transparency and Fairness to Process

EPA FRUSTRATES SMALL BUSINESSES IN FINANCIAL ASSURANCE RULEMAKING AEMA to Participate in Rulemaking Panel in an Attempt to Bring Transparency and Fairness to Process The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) will participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel as a Small Entity Representative (SER). The panel is […]

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 […]