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
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.
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 … Continue reading Uranium project on SD Board of Minerals and Environment Dec. 17th agenda.
Press Release - November 25, 2020 STATEMENT ON EPA ISSUANCE OF WATER PERMITSFOR THE PROPOSED DEWEY-BURDOCK URANIUM MINE Black Hills Clean Water Alliance opposes last night’s issuance (see EPA's 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 … Continue reading BHCWA’s Statement on EPA’s Issuance of Water Permits to Proposed Uranium Mine.