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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 […]

AEMA Submits Comments for CERCLA 108(b) Hardrock Mining SBAR Panel

The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) submited the following comments in response to the information EPA provided during the pre-panel outreach, prior to the convening of the SBAR Panel and at the SBAR Panel Meeting on August 31, 2016. Full comments available here: AEMA SBAR PANEL COMMENTS 9 16 2016

EPA STONEWALLS SMALL BUSINESSES IN CERCLA RULEMAKING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 31, 2016 EPA STONEWALLS SMALL BUSINESSES IN CERCLA RULEMAKING EPA Refuses to Disclose Formula for Job Killing Rule to Small Business Panel Today the American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel as a Small Entity Representatives (SERs). The […]

AEMA to Participate in Rulemaking Panel in an Attempt to Bring Transparency and Fairness to Process

EPA FRUSTRATES SMALL BUSINESSES IN FINANCIAL ASSURANCE RULEMAKING AEMA to Participate in Rulemaking Panel in an Attempt to Bring Transparency and Fairness to Process The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) will participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel as a Small Entity Representative (SER). The panel is […]

AEMA’s Letters to EPA on CERCLA 108(b) Financial Responsibility SBREFA Panel

Below are the comments AEMA filed in early June and early July 2016 with the EPA as part of the SBREFA small business advocacy review process of CERCLA 108(b) Financial Responsibility rule-making. These letters are written on behalf of the hardrock mining SERs and concerns the pre-panel phase of the CERCLA 108(b) SBREFA process. June 1, 2016 Letter with […]

OP-ED: Time for Feds to Respect Minnesotans’ Rights

TIME FOR FEDS TO RESPECT MINNESOTANS’ RIGHTS By Laura Skaer, Executive Director American Exploration & Mining Association Opinion-Editorial Imagine two or three generations ago, your ancestors homesteaded property and acquired rights to farm the land. Over the forty or fifty years, the land was tilled, crops were planted, buildings and a home were built, the […]

AEMA Submits Comments in Support of Twin Metals MN

AEMA has submitted comments in support of the renewal of Twin Metals Minnesota’s federal mineral leases, MNES 1352 and MNES 1353 located in the Superior National Forest. We are deeply concerned about the United States Forest Service’s (USFS) consideration of withholding consent to the renewal of these two leases that were originally issued more than 50 […]

AEMA Files Comments on BLM 2.0

AEMA’s filed comments on the proposed BLM 2.0 planning rule. The rule is a significant shift away from the current locally invested process.  The proposed rule also shifts land use planning to a landscape scale approach allowing non-traditional sources of information among many other changes of concern. We direct your attention to the table we have prepared […]

AEMA Applauds State Land Commissioner Association Mineral Withdrawal Opposition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 14, 2016 AEMA Applauds State Land Commissioner Association Mineral Withdrawal Opposition State Trust Land Group Passes Resolution Calling on BLM to End is Epic Land Grab Yesterday, the Western State Land Commissioner Association (WSLCA) passed a resolution calling on the BLM to end its 10 million acre land withdrawal for the protection […]

Montana Congressional Delegation Pushes Forest Service to Advance Permitting Process for Rock Creek Mine

(U.S. Congress)—Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Congressman Ryan Zinke this week pushed the U.S. Forest Service to finalize an important document and advance a decades-old permitting process for the Rock Creek Mine in northwest Montana. In a letter to Kootenai National Forest Supervisor Chris Savage, the Montana congressional delegation encouraged the Forest Service […]