The world's largest uranium producer is seeking to expand operations near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
An audit is finding much to be desired when it comes to tribal consultation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
A federal appeals court hears arguments on March 20 in the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit to prevent uranium mining in the Black Hills.
Conservation groups lost what they considered a battle for groundwater, land and cultural resources near Mato Tipila on January 19, when a federal appeals court here denied their pleadings over licensing of a uranium mine and mill near the sacred site.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is giving the public until January 29 to comment on a decision to expand a uranium mine near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff failed to adequately address tribal cultural, religious, and historic resources in the licensing process for the proposed uranium mines and mill in the Black Hills, a panel of judges ruled.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s release of “apparent violations” of surface and groundwater requirements in uranium mill cleanup underscored the latest efforts to prevent the permitting of proposed new mines and mills in the Black Hills.
Peninsula Energy Ltd. has decided to shelve Ross uranium mine and mill expansion plans slated near the tribally significant Mato Tipila.
Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners must heed the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s demand for consultation in order to validate a license for proposed uranium mining operation in the Black Hills.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe and activists scored a win when federal administrative judges ruled that Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff failed to take 'a hard look' at cultural resources in recommending renewal of a uranium mining license for Crow Butte Mine
Chairman George Gholson said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to adequately consider the impacts to his people.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is inviting the public to comment on proposed expansion of Australia’s largest U.S. aquifer mining operation, also Wyoming’s newest uranium mine, located near Mato Tipila.
Debra White Plume spent the past seven years of her life doggedly making a feature documentary that premiered just in time to serve its purpose.
Our worldview ingrains the belief in our Lakota spirits, hearts and minds that water is a sacred gift.
The Canadian corporation that wants to start mining 15 miles southeast of Mahto Tipila named a high-profile, world-class advocate of nuclear power and its raw material, uranium, to chair the board of directors.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe filed a petition May 26, indicating it will continue to fight tooth and nail against the Dewey-Burdock uranium mine and mill proposed in the underground water tables 50 miles upstream from the reservation.
Native American and other opponents of uranium mining and milling in the southern Black Hills claimed victory when a Nuclear Regulatory Commission oversight panel ruled in their favor.
A company that wants to be the first to mine for uranium in South Dakota’s underground water table omitted any mention of the Oglala Sioux tribal government’s staunch legal battle against the proposal.
When Nancy Kile saw the hazmat truck heading to the Chadron waste collection site, she all but panicked, dreading that the driver would dump its load of chemically contaminated soil at the place where she obtains compost to enrich her garden.
The facility would be located on land promised to Western Shoshone tribes under the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley.
Uranium mining in the southern Black Hills compromises water supplies, according to expert testimony by Oglala Lakota College Department Co-Chair Hannan LaGarry.
After 20 years, the tribe is will waiting for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address the 'temporary' storage of nuclear waste next to the reservation.
As the Oglala Sioux Tribe prepared to testify against proposed foreign uranium mining and milling in Black Hills treaty territory, the mining proponent was facing a deadline for turning a chunk of its company over to a new Canadian business partner.
The tribe's claims of harm to sacred and cultural sites remains to be decided on the merits.
The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is moving quickly on a uranium mine opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board issued on a uranium mine that's opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
Prior to the launch on Earth Day April 22 of a national grassroots campaign to clean up abandoned uranium mines, the Oglala Sioux Tribe requested the federal Atomic Safety and Licensing Board suspend Powertech Inc.’s operating license.
As street demonstrations broke out over federal licensing of the first proposed in-situ uranium mining and milling in South Dakota, the Oglala Sioux Tribe faced an April 14 deadline to request a stay postponing the effective date of the permit.
Besieged by uranium mining proposals near sacred sites, a highly placed official of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has filed a scathing condemnation of actions allegedly taken against Indians by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer refused to sign an accord that aimed to expedite the federal licensing process at South Dakota’s first proposed in-situ leach mine and mill.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is taking legal action against the U.S. government for recommending approval of foreign uranium mining operations upstream from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation before completing mandatory analysis of sacred sites on ancestral lands.
The biggest single impact of Powertech (USA) Inc.’s proposed uranium mining operation at the Dewey-Burdock site 20 miles north of here would be on Lakota historical and cultural resources.
The Obama administration flouted the law when it stopped work on the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday.
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. OST Attorney Jeffrey C. Parsons Opponents of...
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Public given chance to stall proposed mine...
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Draft statement claims cumulative impacts of proposed...
"The Prairie Island Indian Community is asking the federal government to respond to its long-running concerns about nuclear waste stored near the Prairie Island power plant. Members of the tribal...
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address issues at a nuclear facility next to the reservation. The...
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address nuclear waste issues at a plant next to the reservation. The Prairie Island Nuclear Generating...
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota said it was troubled by operations at a nuclear power facility next to its reservation. The Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant was forced...
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday struck down a Nuclear Regulatory Commission rule in a lawsuit filed by the Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota and other parties....
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Native American and non-Indian activists welcomed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s May 6 notice...
"The Prairie Island nuclear power plant is a step closer to winning approval to operate for another 20 years. The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday that it has found...