RST Utilities Commission Seeks Input on KXL Permit

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe Utilities Commission will hold public hearings on May 28 & 29 on the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Permit. The tribal utility commission, as part of their permitting process, and recognizing that the new KXL route crosses … Continued

KXL Water Permit Pre-Hearings a Mixed Success

The Water Management Board of the South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) met on May 8th in Pierre to consider scheduling questions and a limited number of motions regarding permits for the taking of public waters by … Continued

DRA Statement on Passage of Anti-Protest Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2019 Contact: John Harter, DRA Board Chair,, (605) 840-9478 Rebecca Terk, DRA Organizer & Lobbyist,, (605) 697-5204 x260 Frank James, DRA Director,, (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