In the waning days of the Trump Administration, the EPA granted Powertech Uranium two Underground Injection Control (UIC) permits and a Safe Drinking Water Act aquifer exemption without meaningful consultation with the Oglala Sioux Tribe and without conducting a cultural resources survey of the proposed mine site. The Oglala Sioux Tribe has appealed these permits to the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board. Sign Our Petition asking Michael Regan, EPA Administrator, to Reverse those Water Permits Decisions immediately!
To commemorate our virtual gathering in the Black Hills, hosted by BHCWA and Dakota Rural Action BH Chapter, we've create four segment videos and uploaded them as a playlist on our YouTube Channel. In each video you will hear these dynamic, knowledgeable, and informative speakers. Each one speaks passionately about why water is important to them, their families, and the communities they serve. ...Read more
Black Hills Clean Water Alliance and Dakota Rural Action present World Water Day 2021 Virtual Gathering We hope you will join us on Saturday, March 27, 2021 for this unique FREE virtual gathering on Zoom from 1:00 - 5:00 PM MDT as we bring together a diverse collection of citizens concerned about the health, environmental, and … Continue reading World Water Day 2021 – Updated.
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has issued an exploration permit to Mark Hughes of Custer. Hughes wants to explore for gold and other minerals. Hughes must also receive permission from the Forest Service before he can proceed with his project. The permit is for an area about 8 miles west of Custer and … Continue reading State’s DENR Approves Another Permit for Exploration of Gold and other Minerals
Although we must praise the Biden Administration for their Going Green agenda, that agenda may also mean the U.S. will seek more domestic supplies of those critical minerals needed for green technology, which will surely mean more mining. Lithium and cobalt being the two minerals that will be sought after. Wyoming has a huge deposit. … Continue reading New critical mineral mining VS going green efforts.