Articles

Collection of newspaper articles regarding proposed destructive mining in the Black Hills region.


2017

Nov 30

Nov 16

Lakota Country Times: Pe’ Sla Targeted For Gold, More Sacred Sites Threatened

Nov 6

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores win in uranium mining case

Apr 19

Mar 23

Unsatisfied Mining Industry Wants More from the Taxpayer

Mar 15

Native Sun News: Tribe takes NRC to mat on uranium permits: Tribe urges turnout of members for public information sessions

Mar 7 –

Rapid City Journal: EPA issues draft permits to Edgemont uranium project, schedules public hearings

2016

A Special five part series – Radioactive Legacy: Four million tons of radioactive waste are buried under a grassy field three miles to the southeast of Edgemont in far southwestern South Dakota. North of Edgemont, two massive abandoned mines, the biggest measuring a mile across, scar the range land.
Nuclear Monitor: Uranium – the world’s worst mined commodity

2015

Rapid City Journal: After regulators order clarification of economic report, uranium company’s stock struggles
Victoria Advocate: Federally proposed uranium rules reflect local fight
Rapid City Journal: Uranium mining topic of Custer meeting

2014

RAPID CITY JOURNAL SPECIAL SECTION COVERING POWERTECH’S PROPOSAL TO MINE URANIUM IN THE AREA
Rapid City Journal: License stay lifted for proposed uranium mine
Hot Springs Star: Uranium Mining Poll Results Reported – by Dr Tom Cook, doctorate in chemistry

Rapid City Journal: Uranium Foes Regroup 

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The Ecologist: Protect our sacred water! The Curse of Uranium in the Black Hills by Ben Whitford

2013

John Lee McLaughlin, Rapid City Journal staff: Council passes resolution against uranium mining
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe still fighting uranium mine
Rapid City Journal: Fall River County Commission hears more from mining opposition
Black Hills Pioneer: Who are we permitting? Poor financials, heavy foreign investments bring questions on Powertech’s future
Powertechexposed.com: Powertech sells 60% of Centennial project to Hong Kong investment firm; inexperienced Chinese company becomes largest Powertech shareholder
Rapid City Journal: WATCHDOG: Records law keeps uranium decision-making secret
Michael Sanborn, Rapid City Journal columnist: Council shouldn’t have diluted uranium resolution
Colorado Post Independent / Citizen Telegram / Grand Junction Free Press: A uranium mining proposal that’s larded with snake oil
Rapid City Journal: Uranium mine hearings reveal questions about proposed project
 Indian Country Today Commentary: Media Distort Crow Butte Story
Rapid City Journal: Rapid council shows strength in anti-mining resolution
Michael Sanborn, Rapid City Journal columnist: Council shouldn’t have diluted uranium resolution
Rapid City Journal: Attorney questions Powertech data
Rapid City Journal: Powertech says it expects to have on-site inspectors
Rapid City Journal: Uranium hearing continues with more protester testimony
Rapid City Journal: Uranium mine protesters testify at water permit hearings
Rapid City Journal: Uranium mine protesters testify at water permit hearings
Rapid City Journal: Second state permit hearings begin for Powertech
Rapid City Journal: Uranium hearings brought new facts to light
Rapid City Journal: Leaks, spills, and other problems at in situ uranium mines across the country 

2010

Mines and Communities: International scientists call for a global uranium ban

2007

Rapid City Journal: Uranium-exploration-permit-appeal-delayed