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!
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.
As of Nov. 13, 2020, according to the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF) spokesperson, Lou Conroy, they are “Pausing" the publication of the DRAFT Environmental Assessment on F3 Gold's Jenny Gulch Gold Exploration project. The reason for this “Pause" is that due to the pandemic they are finding it difficult to conduct tribal consultation. BHNF … Continue reading F3 Gold on Pause until Tribal Consultation is completed.