Board of Minerals and Environment Remote Meeting Via Audio/Visual Conference
Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:00 a.m. Mountain/10:00 a.m. Central Time
Dec. 17th Call to ACTION to make a Call to the SD DENR Board of Mineral and Environment and say NO URANIUM MINING!
It is important that they hear us; either by phone or online! Please join this important meeting as the agenda does state that at the end of the meeting: Public comment period in accordance with SDCL 1-25-1.
If you join online (with video) have your “NO URANIUM” sign ready to raise up!!
Join via your web browser; instructions says to use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. But try what web browser you use; Firefox or Safari might work, too. To participate open https://ddn.sd.gov/webapp/ Enter 25211 in “Person or conference to call” and your name in the other textbox, then select “Connect”with camera and microphone enabled and join as a guest.
To participate via telephone (audio only, no video) please call: 605.679.7263 Enter Conference ID when prompted:688370224#
SD DENR Site also has the instructions for joining the meeting or click here for the BME board packet.
If you go onto the BME Board Packet PDF, beginning with page 48, you’ll see the Powerpoint for Powertech (USA). There you’ll see those updates as snap shots of what permits they have and/or need. We need to make sure they don’t get anymore. Unfortunately, they, along with others, are pushing hard to fast-track uranium production for nuclear power. We need to keep pushing back and protect water from this radioactive and destructive mining. We are at the head of the nuclear fuel chain and that chain must be broken, here and now.
This important BME agenda item is at the heals of the EPA issuance of water permits for the proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium project.
Black Hills Clean Water Alliance opposes the EPA issuance (see EPA’s Nov. 24, 2020 News Release below) of water permits for the proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium mine in Custer and Fall River Counties in the southwestern Black Hills. We oppose this late-night federal government action for two major reasons. Read More.