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Air Quality Alert



Every day North Dakota's coal fired power plants pump dangerous toxins into the air, including radioactive particles, putting people all over the Region at risk.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making a decision about how much air pollution should be allowed from North Dakota's power plants, and they need to hear from you.

EPA hearing on the Regional Haze Rule for ND

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
3:00 - 5:00 pm and
6:00 - 8:00 pm CST

ND Health Dept. Environmental Training Center
2639 E. Main Ave.
Bismarck, ND

The world is run by those who show up. The coal industry will be there to push for more pollution in the air. If you can, please attend this meeting and tell the EPA that the air needs to be clean of any pollution.


Mission Statement

"Defenders of the Black Hills is a group of volunteers without racial or tribal boundaries whose mission is to preserve, protect, and restore the environment of the 1851 and 1868 Treaty Territories, Treaties made between the United States and the Great Sioux Nation."

Speaking about radioactive fallout, the late President John F. Kennedy said,

"Even then, the number of children and grandchildren with cancer in their bones, with leukemia in their blood, or with poison in their lungs might seem statistically small to some, in comparison with natural health hazards. But this is not a natural health hazard and it is not a statistical issue. The loss of even one human life, or the malformation of even one baby who may be born long after we are gone, should be of concern to us all. Our children and grandchildren are not merely statistics toward which we can be indifferent."

July 26, 1963 upon signing the ban on above ground nuclear tests