DRA Statement on Passage of Anti-Protest Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2019 Contact: John Harter, DRA Board Chair, johnharter11@yahoo.com, (605) 840-9478 Rebecca Terk, DRA Organizer & Lobbyist, rebeccat@dakotarural.org, (605) 697-5204 x260 Frank James, DRA Director, fejames@dakotarural.org, (605) 697-5204 x240 Anti-Free Speech Bills a Rush Job for … Continued

South Dakotans Deserve a Better Bond

By John Harter, DRA Board Chair and Frank James, DRA Director This post originally published on DRA’s Legislative Blog on June 26th, 2018 The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is set to approve a transportation bond for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. … Continued

KXL Permitting Process: Who Will Represent the People?

By Frank James, DRA Staff Director This article originally posted on DRA’s Legislative blog on April 19, 2017 About half way through the Supreme Court hearing on April 17th of Dakota Rural Action’s case on the Keystone XL Pipeline, I … Continued

Winterization at Wiconi Un Tipi

The current kitchen tent at Wiconi Un Tipi was put through hard use at Standing Rock, and is in need of replacement…and quickly, as winter is closing in. Dakota Rural Action is serving as a fiscal sponsor for Wiconi Un … Continued

KXL Pipeline Rally and Hearing

On March 8th, approximately 70 attendees participated in the No KXL Rally in Pierre, South Dakota which was hosted by Dakota Rural Action (DRA) in response to a scheduled hearing the same afternoon of DRA -vs- South Dakota Public Utilities … Continued

SAVE THE DATE: No KXL Rally & Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2017 SAVE THE DATE: No KXL Rally & Hearing WHAT: No KXL Pipeline Rally & Circuit Court Appeal Hearing WHEN: March 8, 2017 Rally at 11am; Hearing at 1pm WHERE: Hughes County Courthouse, 104 E. … Continued

Keystone I: What We Know, One Week Later

One week ago, South Dakotans woke up to a surprise news report from WNAX: Keystone I, TransCanada’s tar sands crude pipeline on the eastern side of the state, had spilled over the weekend. Over the course of the next few … Continued