Great article on people fighting the proposed uranium mining in the Southwestern Black Hills... the battle continues - one victory and one defeat. The victory - Fall River citizens win to get their ordinance on the November ballot that simply says - “URANIUM MINING IS A NUISANCE IN FALL RIVER COUNTY.” The defeat - On … Continue reading One Victory, One Defeat! Powertech is a Nuisance.
Here is an updated mining claims map for the Black Hills. Claims that are new since April are in purple. Most of these are the lithium mining claims around Custer and north towards Hill City. This updated map shows that there are now over 202,000 acres of mining claims in the Black Hills as of … Continue reading Updated Mining Claims Map – Now Shows 202,000 Acres Are Under Attack in the Black Hills
Black Hills Clean Water Alliance has updated the map of mining claims in the Black Hills, as of April 20, 2022. According to the federal government's 1872 Mining Law, a company or individual who has a mining claim has the right to explore and, if they find anything, the right to mine. However, State and County laws … Continue reading Updated Claims Map – 184,400 Acres of the Black Hills National Forest are Under Claims.
UPDATES OF PROPOSED URANIUM MINING: Pegasus Resources, a Canadian uranium company, has now got a project in the southwestern Black Hills. This is a couple miles from the location of the proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium project. The company has purchased 147 claims, covering about 3,037 acres, on land controlled by the Forest Service in Fall River County. Pegasus … Continue reading Alert! Another Uranium Mining Company purchased 147 claims
Presiding Judges Wilkins, Rao, and Jackson of the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit heard this case on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:30 A.M. Case#: 20-1489 Oglala Sioux Tribe and Aligning for Responsible Mining v. NRC (15 minutes per side) Mr. Jeff Parsons, attorney for the petitioners, Oglala Sioux Tribe and Aligning … Continue reading Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Case heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Intervenors who oppose Powertech fill the room during the WMB Meeting. Photo by Rebecca Terk.