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.

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