Category Archives: Environmental Justice

The continuing saga of Powertech Uranium

  Powertech Exposed is a great source of information about the Canadian refrigerator-turned-uranium company that’s looking to suck up West River’s water and cart the profits from South Dakota’s mineral wealth clean out of the state. They recently reported that, … Continue reading

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Obama golfs while climate burns

Further proof (from the Argus Leader, a newspaper apparently bent on denying the evidence of its own reporting) that climate change is heating up: After suffering through the worst drought in decades last year, farmers throughout South Dakota should brace … Continue reading

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Climate Change & the Sociopolitics of Newspaper Reporting

A couple weeks ago, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader published a lead story entitled “Hint for state‚Äôs climate future: think Kansas,” the gist of which seemed to amount to, “Climate change isn’t so bad! Look, warmer winters!” I then proceeded … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Heartland: Let’s Protect the Sacred Together

A few weeks ago, a Gathering to Protect the Sacred from the Keystone XL Pipeline took place between Natives and non-Natives from across the continent on the Ihanktonwan (Yankton) homelands near Wagner, SD. Our friend Phyllis Cole-Dai from Fast for … Continue reading

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Five easy ways to say NO to Keystone XL

This weekend, tens of thousands of people from all across the country will converge on Washington, D.C. for a Forward on Climate rally to urge President Obama to take urgent action to avert global climate catastrophe. Foremost among their concerns? … Continue reading

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A tough day for uranium opponents

Yesterday was a tough day for those of us who want to keep South Dakota’s water safe for future generations. At 10:00 am, the Senate Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee held a hearing for Senate Bills 148, 149, and 150 … Continue reading

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SD getting warmer – it’s a good thing! Or not…

Longer growing seasons! Warmer winters! What could be wrong with global climate change? That’s the overall impression one gets of a recent headline in the Argus Leader, “Hint for state’s climate future: think Kansas“: South Dakota in 2050 will have … Continue reading

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