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Margaret Mead


Call – Email your SD HOUSE REPS in the House State Affairs Committee. Ask them to please VOTE YES ON SD THPO BILL HB No. 1153

House Bill 1153 has been introduced in the South Dakota Legislature. The bill would bring state law in alignment with federal law, specifically section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Section 106 requires consultation with tribes and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers as part of the review process when mining is proposed in an area. Including tribes and THPOs will help protect cultural and environmental resources when mining is proposed. (posted 2/1/2019)

TO VOTE YES ON HB 1153…click here for more info.

A hearty thank you to everyone for taking action to protect water and voicing your opposition to uranium mining in the Black Hills.  It is important that we continue voicing our concerns on this issue. Mni Wiconi – Water Is Life.

Uranium mining was stopped in the Black Hills before. We can do it again!

The current threat is Azarga/Powertech Uranium who needs the EPA’s approval for a Class III and Class V Injection Well Draft Area Permits to drill in the groundwater aquifers in the Southern Black Hills.  Approval of these permits would allow them to begin their mining operation in the Dewey-Burdock area.  These permits would allow the company to mine uranium in one groundwater aquifer (the Inyan Kara) and to dispose of the wastes using wells drilled into another aquifer (the Minnelusa).  The EPA’s public comment period ended on June 19th, however action is still needed.  Water is life. Here’s what can you do:

If you are interested in volunteering your time or money or other resources to stop uranium mining, please contact Black Hills Clean Water Alliance:

Let’s Stop Radioactive & Destructive Mining in the Black Hills, once and for all. Thank you.