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May 30, 2013
Foes of proposed uranium mine want hearing changed
PIERRE (AP) -- Opponents of a proposed uranium mine in southwestern South Dakota have asked Gov. Dennis Daugaard to change the proposed date of a state hearing on the project. Dakota Rural Action members and other project opponents said a state board's hearing on a mine permit...
May 30, 2013 - 5:40am
May 17, 2013
Wharf gold mine to expand in Black Hills
PIERRE -- Goldcorp Inc. plans to mine at the old Golden Reward site in the Black Hills after acid-rock drainage is addressed, a company official said Thursday during a state Board of Minerals and Environment meeting. Leakage appears to be happening where the cap over acidic rock...
May 17, 2013 - 6:40am
April 18, 2013
Uranium mine permit process grinds forward
PIERRE -- The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources has released its recommendation regarding a mining permit for Powertech's uranium project. The permit should be issued, DENR said in a notice filed this week. The decision whether that happens, however, is up to...
April 18, 2013 - 9:12pm
March 21, 2013
LETTER: Beware of 'water wars' in SD
To the Editor: How deep is your well? The giant resource giveaway via the outdated 1872 Mining Law allows companies (especially foreign) to remove our resources (uranium, gold, silver, copper) for free. Yes, folks -- for free. Giant profits are made removing and selling our resources...
March 21, 2013 - 10:51pm
March 20, 2013
SD company says it has secured silica mine claims
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A South Dakota-based company says it has secured silica sand mining claims in three Black Hills counties. The media reports that if Cambrian Enterprises' claims are mined, South Dakota will be the westernmost producer of silica sands in the U.S.
March 20, 2013 - 7:49pm
March 9, 2013
LETTER: Why give away SD's water, risk jobs?
To the Editor: "Flow" showed at Elks Theater in Rapid City Feb. 25, sponsored by Voices of the Heartland Film Society and the Black Hills Chapter of Dakota Rural Action. Powertech's (PT) corporate relative GDF Suez is shown privatizing water supplies worldwide resulting in soaring...
March 9, 2013 - 6:32pm
February 24, 2013
LETTER: SD officials should oppose Powertech
To the Editor: Why would the governor, most of the Legislature, the secretary of DENR and others agree to give Canadian Powertech 20 years of our precious water here in the Black Hills? We're in drought and weather models predict we'll remain there for quite a long time....
February 24, 2013 - 7:56pm
February 22, 2013
OPINION: Uranium mine too great a risk for SD
Powertech (USA), Inc., a Canadian company with just 10 employees owned by a stock market hedge fund, is planning a massive uranium mining operation near Edgemont. Last year, according to their unaudited financial report, they lost about $1.6 million. The top four officers are paid...
February 22, 2013 - 7:18am
February 8, 2013
LETTER: Powertech's plans not good for SD's water
To the Editor: Western South Dakota is a semi-arid high plains prairie. Water is a precious commodity. In-situ leach (ISL) mining has never been done in South Dakota. Powertech Uranium Corp. (which has never mined anything) wants access to 9,000 gallons per minute of our water for...
February 8, 2013 - 9:47pm
February 7, 2013
SD Senate panel rejects uranium mining bill
PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota Senate committee has rejected a plan to restore some of the state's permitting authority over a proposed uranium mine. The Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 7-1 to kill the bill after committee members said they see no need for the state...
February 7, 2013 - 3:57pm
January 22, 2013
SD regulators seek more authority in uranium mine regulation
RAPID CITY (AP) -- South Dakota environmental officials have asked the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission for more authority in regulating...
January 22, 2013 - 3:09pm
December 17, 2012
DENR recommends approval of Powertech plan
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources is recommending conditional approval by Powertech Inc. for a...
December 17, 2012 - 10:35pm
December 10, 2012
Gold exploration in Black Hills takes step forward
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota regulators have approved a permit for a mining company to explore for gold at a site overlooking Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills. The exploration permit does not allow Valentine Mining Co. to extract gold, but it will enable the company to get a better...
December 10, 2012 - 4:51pm
December 4, 2012
Gold exploration resumes at site of leak near Keystone
KEYSTONE (AP) -- Work has resumed at a gold exploration drilling site in western South Dakota where a leak occurred last week. The site was shut down when bentonite leaked into Battle Creek near Keystone. Bentonite is a claylike material used as a drilling lubricant. The media reports...
December 4, 2012 - 2:47pm
December 3, 2012
Black Hills ranchers clash over proposed uranium mine
EDGEMONT (AP) -- Susan Henderson and Mark Hollenbeck share a powerful love for this rugged ranch country just off the southern edge of the Black...
December 3, 2012 - 10:56am