DRA Statement on Revocation of KXL Pipeline Permit

For Immediate Release January 20, 2021 Contact:  Rebecca Terk, DRA Organizer, rebeccat@dakotarural.org, (605) 697-5204 x260 Bruce Ellison, DRA Member & Pipeline Attorney, belli4law@aol.com, (605) 348-1117 Dakota Rural Action (DRA) lauds the Biden Administration’s day one decision to revoke the State … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Welcome to the Session–A “SuperSpreader” Event The 2021 Legislative Session opened on Tuesday, January 12th with Governor Kristi Noem’s State of the State address. This week’s events also included the State of the Judiciary address, delivered Wednesday by Chief Justice … Continued

2020 DRA ANNUAL MEETING : Nov 16-18

JOIN US FOR THE 2020 DRA ANNUAL MEETING, NOV 16, 17 & 18! 5:30 pm CT / 4:30 pm MT — 8:30 pm CT / 7:30 pm MT November is here, and we are getting ready for DRA’s 33rd Annual … Continued

DRA Holds Public Utilities Commission Candidate Forum

On October 6th, Dakota Rural Action hosted a Candidate Forum for the statewide Public Utilities Commission (PUC) race between Incumbent Commissioner Gary Hanson of Sioux Falls and Challenger Remi Bald Eagle of Takini. Moderator for the evening was DRA’s Community … Continued

2020 SD PUC CANDIDATE FORUM : Tue Oct 6

2020 SD PUC CANDIDATE FORUM : TUE OCTOBER 6TH Dakota Rural Action is hosting a Candidate Forum for the South Dakota PUC race between incumbent Commissioner Gary Hanson & Challenger Remi Bald Eagle on Tuesday, Oct. 6th from 6-7:30pm MT (7-8:30pm … Continued

2020 SD PUC Candidate Forum : Tue October 6th

Dakota Rural Action is hosting a Candidate Forum for the South Dakota PUC race between incumbent Commissioner Gary Hanson & Challenger Remi Bald Eagle on Tuesday, Oct. 6th from 6-7:30pm MT (7-8:30pm CT). Join us to hear from the candidates … Continued

COMMENT NOW–Keystone XL Water Crossing Permit

New Keystone XL Water Crossing Permit–Submit Comments NOW In an effort to avoid the time & effort involved in individual water crossing permits after their Nationwide 12 Permit was put on hold by the courts, TransCanada has recently applied to … Continued

South Dakota Departments Merger Raise Concerns and Questions

Recently SD Governor Kristi Noem announced the merger of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This proposal raises many questions and concerns. While the Governor’s focus on agriculture is clear from the announcement, it … Continued