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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photo credit (NOKXL banner and Senators Heinart, Killer and Chairman Sazue): Black Hills Chapter Member, Tatyana Novikova

On March 8th, approximately 70 attendees participated in the No KXL Rally in Pierre, South Dakota which was hosted by Dakota Rural Action (DRA) in r...

Tell the EPA that Uranium Mining & Milling are Not Worth the Risk!

Public Comment Period Open Until May 19, 2017

 Write Now! Attend the Local Hearings!

A foreign holding company is seeking three EPA permits to pollute the precious water tables underlying the Black Hills o...

March 29, 2017


March 28, 2017

Contact: Kelly Moore, Planning Committee Chair 605.381.3123 -

Earth Day Expo 2017

Presented by Dakota Rural Action, Black Hills Chapter

In conjunction with the Rapid City Sustainability Committee

The public is invited to...

March 15, 2017

Dear Interested Party:

The EPA Region 8 Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program has issued Draft Permits and a proposed Aquifer Exemption Record of Decision for the proposed Dewey-Burdock Uranium In-Situ Recovery Site located near Edgemont, South Dakota. Public noti...

February 25th Cracker Barrel
The Chamber of Commerce Hosted Cracker Barrel once again required attendees to write their questions ahead of time.  Staff then sorted the questions by topic and the moderator selected the question on the topic, to ask of the representative...

February 21, 2017


“Public Safety” Bill Gives Governor War Powers; Makes Protesters Felons


SB 176 started out as a “shell” or empty bill entitled, ”Accommodate Legislation Relating to the Protection of Public Safety.” It has become a bill giving the governor enhanced powers w...

February 14, 2017

Dakota Rural Action Black Hills Chapter Monthly Meeting will be held on March 14th, 2017 at the Rapid City Library @6pm. 

Our chapter meetings are pot-luck, please feel free to bring a dish to share. 

Special guest speaker is Rick Bell, the discussion will be on PACE. 


February 13, 2017

Dakota Rural Action joins the call demanding the Army Corps of Engineers fulfill their federal requirement and completion of a full environmental impact statement for the Dakota Access Pipeline. The crossing of the Missouri River near Cannonball ND would create an unac...

February 11, 2017

The Black Hills Chapter of Dakota Rural Action (DRA) voted unanimously to oppose the proposed Spearfish Canyon and Bismarck Lake Land Exchange.  One concern is this is a test case for transferring Federal lands to states or private corporations.

In 2015, South Dakota Go...

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