Rural Electric Cooperative Shut Off policy

Ask SD Rural Electric Cooperatives for Non-Shut Off Policies   By Rick Bell, Black Hills DRA Chapter and Community Energy Development Committee Chairperson    Ask our SD electric cooperatives to develop a policy not to disconnect people from service during … Continued

Black Hills Power attacks solar energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 4, 2014 Contact: Steve and Lynn Hammond, Dakota Rural Action members with home solar system: (605)484-4410 Sabrina King, Dakota Rural Action Organizer: (605)939-0527 BLACK HILLS POWER USING RATE INCREASE TO STOP SMALL-SCALE SOLAR Rate design … Continued

Member Letter: Weakening Mining Laws Is Hazardous

Since the start of the Black Hills Chapter campaign to stop uranium mining in the Black Hills, many members have submitted letters to the editor which have been printed across the state. Here is one of the more recent with … Continued

Powertech Nears Chinese Ownership

In the last few weeks, Azarga Resources Limited, a Hong Kong investment firm, has neared half ownership of Powertech Uranium. With Azarga’s purchase of shares of Powertech stock from the Belgian firm Synatom, Azarga reached 45.1% ownership of Powertech. Powertech’s offices in Canada and New Mexico will … Continued

December Chapter Updates

Check out what our chapters have been up to for the past couple months… BLACK HILLS CHAPTER The Black Hills Chapter continues to actively oppose Powertech’s proposed uranium mining. Before the second week of the Large Scale Mine permit hearings, … Continued

Mining Permit Hearings Postponed

No Large Scale Mining Permit to be Issued to Powertech This Year Next week’s mining permit hearings for the proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium mine have been postponed. The South Dakota Board of Minerals and Environment has continued the Powertech Large Scale … Continued

Powertech Uranium's Water Permit Hearings

Water Permit Hearings Start on Monday   The state Water Management Board’s hearing on Powertech Uranium’s water permits starts next week on Monday, October 28 at 8:30 am. The company wants to mine radioactive uranium north of Edgemont, on the … Continued

Uranium Petition for Medical Professionals

South Dakota Medical Association Votes Unanimously to Oppose Uranium Mining Dakota Rural Action Promotes Petition for Medical Professionals to Voice Opposition     As the debate continues about the safety of proposed uranium mine in the Southern Black Hills, the … Continued

Uranium Hearings Update

Powertech Uranium Large Scale Mining Permit Hearing   Just a few updates for you as the hearing for the large scale mining permit for Powertech Uranium unfolds this week in Rapid City, SD for the proposed Dewey-Burdock In Situ Leach … Continued