Interior Official Janice M. Schneider Address Mining Industry Outlook Luncheon

For Immediate Release

December 3, 2015

Interior Official Janice M. Schneider Address Mining Industry Outlook Luncheon

 Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Addresses Mining Industry at AEMA’s 121st Annual Meeting


Janice M. Schneider, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management of the U.S. Department of the Interior addressed a sold-out Industry Outlook Luncheon today at American Exploration & Mining Association’s (AEMA) 121st Annual Meeting, Exposition & Short Courses in Spokane, WA.

Assistant Secretary Schneider addressed the important issues of the recent not-warranted Greater Sage-Grouse decision; the opportunities for Good Samaritan partnerships to address abandoned mine lands; the Department of the Interior’s proposed withdrawal up to 10 million acres of public lands from economic mineral activity; and the importance of domestic production of critical and strategic minerals.

Laura Skaer, AEMA Executive Director said “Bringing federal agency leaders like Assistant Secretary Schneider to the AEMA membership demonstrates the critical relationship mining must maintain with the regulators. We are grateful to Assistant Secretary Schneider for her ‘open door’ policy with AEMA and our members.”

The American Exploration & Mining Association’s (AEMA) 121st Annual Meeting convened earlier this week and runs through Friday December 4th. The Annual Meeting is the second largest annual mining convention in the U.S. featuring 242 exhibitors, a core shack, over 30 short course and technical sessions, and two field trips to area mines, bringing more than 1,600 people to Spokane, WA.

More information is available at or at Registration in the Convention Center. Media passes are available, contact Devon Coquillard for more information.


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