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Three bills ready to protect SD’s water!

There are now three bills in the South Dakota Legislature to make it harder for uranium mines like Powertech to pollute our precious water! The first bill, Senate Bill 148, would restore state regulatory authority over in situ leach (ISL) … Continue reading

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Taking the fight to Powertech

It’s a big week for opponents of Powertech, Inc.’s proposed Dewey-Burdock in situ leach (ISL) uranium mine in Fall River County. First off, we had hoped that Senator Stan Adelstein (R-Pennington County) would sponsor legislation, drafted by our friends at … Continue reading

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SD legislature: restore DENR oversight to uranium mining!

I’m off to India for three months to direct a drinking water project; however leaving somehow seems inappropriate when there are so many threats to the water in my own community. Three recent Forum articles in the Rapid City Journal, … Continue reading

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Protect SD’s precious water

Dear Dept of Environment and Natural Resources’ Water Management Board, Re:  a water permit for the proposed Dewey Burdock uranium mine north of Edgemont Water is and always will be precious.  But can we imagine a day when it won’t … Continue reading

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SD drought looks dire; Powertech wants to make it even worse

As a native of the U.S.’s sixth-snowiest community (Lead, by the way), I’ve always looked forward to Christmastime snow. So I’m perhaps one of few South Dakotans who’s objecting to the weather lately, with its temperatures more like September than … Continue reading

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