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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: Eleventh Hour Withdrawals Cut Public Out of Public Lands Processes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 22, 2016  Eleventh Hour Withdrawals Cut Public Out of Public Lands Processes  Yesterday, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced a two-year administrative segregation and proposed withdrawal of approximately 30,000 acres near Gardiner, MT. The Obama administration, in its final days, is misusing executive authority to further impede economic development on multiple-use […]

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 […]

National Mining Group Supports Arizona Mine

For Immediate Release July 18, 2016 NATIONAL MINING GROUP SUPPORTS ARIZONA MINE  RESOLUTION COPPER PROJECT WILL PROVIDE JOBS AND MINERALS CRITICAL TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING  American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) has filed comments in support of the Resolution Copper Project in Superior, Arizona. The Resolution Copper Mine will bring over 3,700 jobs to the area […]

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 […]