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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: AEMA Convenes 122ND Annual Meeting & Exposition

For Immediate Release: December 2, 2016 MEDIA ADVISORY: AEMA Convenes 122ND Annual Meeting & Exposition Reno, Nevada to Host Largest Annual Mineral Exploration Sector Gathering The American Exploration & Mining Association’s (AEMA) 122nd Annual Meeting, Exposition & Short Courses will open Monday, December 5th at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks/Reno, Nevada. The Annual Meeting is the […]

Preventing Structural Failures Alert

Preventing Structural Failures Alert Below is an important message from Kevin Stricklin, Acting Administrator for Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) about preventing structural Failures.  MSHA’s Metal and Nonmetal program area has published a Hazard Alert on structural issues, we encourages you to review it, download and print […]

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 […]