Riot Booster Bill Blocked in Federal Court

  On Wednesday of this week, a federal court blocked enforcement of the unconstitutional provisions of several South Dakota laws, including the notorious, poorly-written “Riot Booster” Act. The bill was introduced in the waning hours of the 2019 legislative session … Continued

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 Weekly Legislative Update

From Intro to Passage in Less Than 72 House: Governor’s Anti-Protest Bills Pass Both Houses Thursday Rumors swirled about pipeline-related legislation for weeks, but it was not until Monday morning of last full week of session (and far past the … Continued

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