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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.

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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  • Working Your Internship or AEMA Mentorship Like a “Real” Job
    As published on the MRC Blog July 28, 2022 Finding a mentor to support you is essential on your path to a new career, but like any relationship, it takes work to get the most out of it. MRC and the American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) Society work to identify talented individuals, match themContinue reading →
  • Canceling Twin Metals’ leases doesn’t jibe with Biden’s climate goals
    As published in the Duluth News Tribune on March 3, 2022 For years now, the United States has led the way in combating climate change. The administration of President Joe Biden has pushed for the widespread adoption of green technologies as a key part of that effort. If we fail to reach our goals asContinue reading →
  • AEMA Supports the Introduction of Good Samaritan Legislation
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 3, 2022 Media Contact: Kenna O’Neill koneill@miningamerica.org AEMA Supports the Introduction of Good Samaritan Legislation Spokane Valley, WA – The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA), a national trade organization representing the hardrock mining industry, praised the introduction of the Good Samaritan Remediation of Abandon Hardrock Mines Act of 2022Continue reading →
  • We can and should dig our own future
    As published in the Washington Examiner on Nov. 8, 2021 Kicking off the COP26 climate conference, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres claimed, “We are digging our own graves,” through a number of actions, including drilling and mining. What Guterres and others willfully omit is the fact that we need mining in order to tackle ourContinue reading →
  • ‘Made in America’ needs to also mean ‘mined in America’
    As published in the Duluth News Tribune on April 5, 2021: From where does milk come? Regrettably, for too many, the answer is, “From the grocery store, of course!” It seems the cow’s vital role in the supply chain is often overlooked. As a society, we don’t give much thought to the origins of theContinue reading →