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Uranium Issue in Court on Tues, June 19, 2007

Public  Service  Announcement

“Uranium Issue in Court on Tues., June 19, 2007”

On Tuesday, June, 19th, at 3:00 PM in the Pennington County Court house,  Judge Jack Delaney will hear arguments to stop the current uranium exploration well drilling in the southwestern Black Hills.  

The case has been brought by Defenders of the Black Hills and ACTion for the Environment against the SD Board of Minerals and Environment, and the SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources for their approval of a uranium mining company’s exploration permit.  The permit would allow the mining company from Canada, called Powertech, to drill 155 new holes in the sacred Black Hills. Powertech already has acquired 4,000 holes drilled previously by another company.

The law office of Mario Gonzalez is handling the case with Cindy White Bull Gillis the lead counsel.  Gillis is expected to produce evidence that the state did not complete their own procedures so the mining company is acting without a valid permit.  Powertech has already drilled more than 20 wells.

The public may attend the proceedings.

For more information call (xxx) 399-1868, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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