Black Hills Chapter Blog

DRA-Black Hills members contribute to our blog covering local and state-wide campaigns, updates and information.

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Original Post from BH Clean Water Alliance Blog on May 12, 2018

There is a new effort to reform the 1872 Mining Law, which is the law that permits companies to mine on federal public lands without paying any royalties. There’s more information on the and on the reform e...

July 10, 2018

Food and a Film on Wednesday, July 18 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Rapid City Public Library upstairs. Winona LaDuke worked against uranium mining in the Black Hills in the 1970s. Now see her in the film "First Daughter and the Black Snake." More details to come at https...

July 2, 2017

The Community Energy Development (CED) Committee focuses on statewide campaigns to reduce our dependency on conventional fuels for energy generation, including fossil fuels and nuclear.  We are focusing our efforts to promote energy efficiency measures and to make clea...

On Saturday June 3, 2017, the BHC of DRA had a visit from Kendall, Sara, & Julianna of 350.org.  Members of our Community Energy Development (CED) Committee (Alan Anderson, Rick Bell, Don Kelly, and Sonny Rivers) plus neighbors Lynn & Steve Hammond met at the Bell's ho...

May 22, 2017

The EPA has extended the public comment period for the proposed Dewey Burdock Uranium Mining Permits n the Black Hills. The original deadline of 5/19/17 and has been extended to 6/19/17. 

May 8th - 11th the EPA heard public comments in Rapid City, Hot Springs and E...

May 4, 2017

Earth Day Expo 2017
Presented by Dakota Rural Action, Black Hills Chapter
In conjunction with the Rapid City Sustainability Committee


The 2nd annual Earth Day Expo was a popular destination last weekend! Over 750 people enjoyed the weekend events. Events kicked off Fri...

I have worked for more than 40 years in the environmental cleanup field for industrial companies and consulting firms on many projects globally where accidental discharges — leaks and spills, etc. — have occurred and resulted in the contamination of groundwater systems...

April 25, 2017

What You Can Do

Testify at the public information sessions and hearings set for:

  • April 27 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Niobrara Lodge, 803 US Highway 20, Valentine, Nebraska

  • May 8-9, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 2111 N. LaCrosse St., R...

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