Thursday, April 19, 2018

Canadian miners destroying Forest Service road, demanding more Black Hills water


According to GOP apparatchiks at the South Dakota Department of Ecocide and Natural Ruination (DENR) the Canadians filed for three consecutive 1.8-million-gallon water permits on April 5.
Since drilling commenced Feb. 13, the operation used just under 463,000 gallons of water, according to the self-reporting to the DENR from the subsidiary on April 4. The prospectors told the state that exploration could resume in May. With their current temporary water use permit set to expire at the end of April, they applied for the next one to run from May 1 through Jan 1, 2019. Located 15 miles north of the Rochford Gold Project, Homestake polluted Whitewood Creek, and Brohm Mining Co.’s nearby Gilt Edge Mine polluted Strawberry Creek, with both large-scale gold mines leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for multi-million-dollar Superfund toxic cleanup sites.
Read that here. Link from The Dakota Progressive.
In a unanimous vote, the Pennington County Commission passed a resolution Tuesday that will ask the South Dakota State Water Management Board to hold public hearings before the issue of any permanent water use permits to mining interests.
Read that here.

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe passed resolutions condemning what they say are abuses of the General Mining Law of 1872 that led to the Custer Expedition's discovery of gold in the Black Hills and to pay Civil War debt.
Resolution 17-2018-CR directly opposes the company’s operations on the Black Hills. It explains the occupation of the Black Hills through unconstitutional acts by the U.S. Congress and notes that the land is managed by the U.S. Forest Service in violation of treaty agreements.
Read it here.

Tribal members have sued to stop the foreign company from mining near a sacred site in the Black Hills.


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