AEMA FILES LEGAL CHALLENGE TO SAGE GROUSE FEDERAL LAND GRAB

AEMA Sues to Overturn Sage Grouse Land Use Plans The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) filed a law suit against the Federal Government today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking to overturn the Sage-Grouse Great Basin and Rocky Mountain Records of Decision and underlying land use plan amendments in […]

AEMA Executive Director Testifies Before Congress

Laura Skaer, AEMA Executive Director Testifies Before Congress Tuesday, March 15th AEMA Executive Director Laura Skaer appeared before the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee to offer testimony on the President’s recent memo “Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources from Development and Encouraging Related Private Investment.” The corresponding House committee held a similar hearing in February […]

Laura Skaer, AEMA Executive Director to Testify Before Congress

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2016 American Mining Executive Director to Testify Before Congress Laura Skaer to Testify at the U.S. Senate Committee Oversight Hearing on the Presidential Memorandum on Mitigation Laura Skaer, Executive Director of the American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) will testify Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the U.S. Senate Committee on […]

“Pipe Safety” Hazard Alert

Below is an important message regarding large diameter plastic pipe hazards and best practices in safe pipe handling from Neal Merrifield, Administrator for Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).  MSHA’s Metal and Nonmetal program area has just published a Hazard Alert on this subject.   Downloadable PDF: March 2016 Pipe […]

Oak Flat Historic Register: AEMA’s Comments

The American Exploration & Mining Association (“AEMA”) is pleased to provide these unique comments in opposition of the nomination of the Chi’chil Bildagoteel (Oak Flat) Historic District Traditional Cultural Property, Pinal County, Arizona to the National Register of Historic Places. For full letter please see Downloadable PDF here: Oak Flat Historic Register AEMA Comments

American Mining Group Lauds Gov. Herbert Sage Grouse Litigation

American Mining Group Lauds Gov. Herbert Sage Grouse Litigation Utah is Right to Oppose BLM Epic Land Grab   The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) today lauds Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s decision to sue the federal government over the deeply flawed Land Use Plan Amendments (LUPA) and the recommended mineral withdrawals. “Gov. Herbert’s choice to […]

Will the Forest Service Allow Wyoming to Lead the Way?

Will the Forest Service Allow Wyoming to Lead the Way? Laura Skaer Wyoming was supposed to welcome in the New Year on the cusp of becoming the United States’ lead provider of a suite of critical minerals known as “the seeds of technology.” But the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) made sure that isn’t happening, at […]

AEMA’s 121st Annual Meeting honors Rio Tinto & Midas Gold Corp. for Environmental Excellence

Two American Mining Projects Honored for Environmental Excellence AEMA’s 121st Annual Meeting honors Rio Tinto & Midas Gold Corp. The American Exploration & Mining Association’s (AEMA) honored two American mining projects with Environmental Excellence awards at the 121st Annual Meeting last week in Spokane, WA.  Rio Tinto’s Legacy Management Group was recognized for their outstanding […]

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 […]