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AEMA Joins MSLF – Comments on the Proposed Dithdrawal for Sage Grouse Conservation

AEMA joined with Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF) to prepare and file the attached comments on the proposed withdrawal in Sagebrush Focal Areas of more than 10,000,000 acres across 6 states acres from mineral entry. We previously filed joint scoping comments on the proposed withdrawal with MSLF. We strongly recommended that DOI either reject the […]

Senator Risch and Rep. Bishop Lead the Efforts to Repeal BLM’s Epic Land Grab

NATIONAL MINING GROUP APPLAUDS NEW SAGE GROUSE LEGISLATION Senator Risch and Rep. Bishop Lead the Efforts to Repeal BLM’s Epic Land Grab Today, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) introduced the Greater Sage-Grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2017 (S.273), allowing states to implement their own specific conservation and management plans to protect greater sage-grouse populations and […]

AEMA Requests Extension of Comment Period Relating to Proposed CERCLA 108(b)

January 25, 2017 Re:  Request for 120-Day Extension of Comment Period Relating to Proposed “Financial Responsibility Requirements Under CERCLA § 108(b) for Classes of Facilities in the Hardrock Mining Industry,” 82 Fed. Reg. 3388 (Jan. 11, 2017). Dear Mr. Benton: American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) respectfully requests an extension of 120 additional days, or […]

AEMA Writes Letter in Support of Congressman Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Department of the Interior

January  17, 2017   Dear Chairman  Murkowski  and Ranking Member  Cantwell: American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) strongly supports the confirmation of Congressman Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Department of the Interior. As a fifth generation Montanan representing a state with a large portion of federal public lands, Congressman Zinke understands the importance of […]

PRESS RELEASE: National Mining Group Blasts Latest Obama Withdrawals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 13, 2017 National Mining Group Blasts Latest Obama Withdrawals Last Minute Land Grab in OR & MN Kills Jobs and Harms Public Education This week, the Obama administration has undertaken more land withdrawals in the waning hours of its administration. The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument will add 42,000 acres of public land […]

PRESS RELEASE: Government Small Business Panel Blasts EPA Rule

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 11, 2017 GOVERNMENT SMALL BUSINESS PANEL BLASTS EPA RULE Bonding Rules Harm Small Business and Panel Calls on EPA to Change Today, the federal government released the Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel (SBAR Panel) convened for EPA’s proposed rule: Financial Responsibility Requirements for the Hardrock Mining Industry […]

AEMA Honors Two American Mine Projects

Mining Group Honors Eagle Mine and PolyMet Mining  AEMA Honors Two American Mine Projects The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) honored two Midwestern mining companies at its 122nd Annual Meeting last week in Reno, Nevada. Minnesota based PolyMet Mining Inc. received AEMA’s Environmental Excellence Award for its responsible development of the NorthMet Project, located near […]

Coeur Mining CEO Addresses Mining Industry

Coeur Mining CEO Addresses Mining Industry Chicago-based Coeur Mining CEO addresses Mining Industry at AEMA’s 122nd Annual Meeting Mitchell J. Krebs. President & CEO of Chicago-based Coeur Mining, Inc. addressed a sold-out Industry Outlook Luncheon today at American Exploration & Mining Association’s (AEMA) 122nd Annual Meeting, Exposition & Short Courses in Reno, Nevada. Mr. Krebs addressed several […]

Western Governors’ Association James Ogsbury Addresses Mining Industry

Western Governors’ Association James Ogsbury Addresses Mining Industry Executive Director Addresses Mining Industry at AEMA’s 122nd Annual Meeting Stresses Important Role Mining Plays in Western US Success James D. Ogsbury, Western Governors’ Association (WGA) Executive Director addressed a sold-out Welcoming Luncheon today at American Exploration & Mining Association’s (AEMA) 122nd Annual Meeting, Exposition & Short Courses in Reno, Nevada. “Mining’s […]

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 […]