Updated Claims Map – 184,400 Acres of the Black Hills National Forest are Under Claims.

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.

Alert! Another Uranium Mining Company purchased 147 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

Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Case heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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.

AZARGA URANIUM TO BE BOUGHT BY ANOTHER CANADIAN FIRM – AND THERE ARE QUESTIONS

As of sometime in November, Azarga Uranium (parent of Powertech Uranium) will be bought out by enCore Energy, a Canadian firm that has its headquarters in Texas. enCore Energy is apparently not to be confused with Encore Energy (two capital E’s), an oil and gas firm. Azarga will become a subsidiary of enCore, which also … Continue reading AZARGA URANIUM TO BE BOUGHT BY ANOTHER CANADIAN FIRM – AND THERE ARE QUESTIONS

Oct 6th – SD Water Management Board to Decide; Can Powertech Uranium Re-Start Water Permit Hearings? – WE SAY NO!!

--- Cindy at parade. Photo by Tatyana. URGENT!! On October 6 - 7, the SD Water Management Board will be holding a critical hearing on the future of the Black Hills. They will be deciding whether Powertech Uranium (subsidiary of Azarga Uranium) can re-start uranium mining water permit hearings that were put on hold in 2013. If the … Continue reading Oct 6th – SD Water Management Board to Decide; Can Powertech Uranium Re-Start Water Permit Hearings? – WE SAY NO!!