Archive | Sage Grouse

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 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.