Hecla to Celebrate 125th Anniversay in 2016 – Kicks off Celebration at AEMA Annual Meeting

  HECLA TO CELEBRATE 125TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2016 Multiple events planned over the next year, beginning with the American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Conference   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2015 COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO — Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) will mark its 125th anniversary as a mining company in 2016.  CEO and President, Phillips S. […]

AEMA Convenes 121st Annual Meeting & Exposition

Spokane, WA hosts largest annual mineral exploration sector gathering. The American Exploration & Mining Association’s (AEMA) 121st Annual Meeting, Exposition & Short Courses will open Monday, November 30th at the newly expanded Spokane Convention Center. The Annual Meeting is the second largest annual mining convention in the U.S. featuring 242 exhibitors, a core shack, over 30 short course […]

What Elected Officials are Saying About September 22nd Sage-Grouse and LUPAs Announcement

On September 22nd, 2015 Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell announced that the decision not to list the Greater Sage-Grouse as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act, she also announced the Land Use Plan Amendments (LUPAs). In addition to AEMA, industry and private citizens, Governors and Members of Congress voiced their opinions on the announcements.  Governors & […]

American Mining Group Lauds Gov. Otter Sage Grouse Litigation

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 […]

AEMA PRESS RELEASE: Sage-Grouse Land Use Plans Amendments – An Epic Land Grab

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 […]

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.