Powertech - a foreign company (aren't they all) is awaiting permit application acceptance by the State of South Dakota and federal government so that they would get the green light to move ahead with plans to open a uranium mine in the southern Black Hills. A toxic, radiation contamination mine would use up billions of gallons of fresh ground and well water, contaminate and destroy the Oglala and all other nearby aquifers babies, children, women and old people drink from, spreading toxic, radioactive materials and chemicals across the Black Hills and again onto the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Sign this petition opposing death and destruction of a greed-mongering uranium mine in the Black Hills and anywhere on 1851 Treaty Lands - a violation of Article VI of the U.S. Constitution that states "Treaties made with Indian Nations shall be the supreme law of the land, with the judges in every state bound thereby."
Also, South Dakota gets rich on tourist dollars for 27,000 jobs and 19% of its tax revenue - without a penny going to the land owners, the Indigenous Red "Indian" Nations and current and forever owners of this beautiful land area. A proposed uranium mine to tarnish South Dakota's status as a world-class tourist destination, over a handful of risky, temporary mining construction jobs is just plain STUPID and SUICIDAL.
It is a violation of the Constitution, plus too much long-term damage to land, water, air, and cultural resources is at stake. The S.D. Department of Tourism should help defend the beautiful Black Hills' and Badlands' reputation for scenic attraction and outdoor recreation by saying "no" to the water depletion, pollution, and increased radiation exposure inherent in uranium mining!