Archive | Op-Ed’s

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 […]

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 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 […]