Joint release on Keystone XL hearings heating up in South Dakota

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For immediate Release: APRIL 9, 2015 Contact: Sabrina King, Dakota Rural Action Keystone XL Organizer, (605) 939-0527. Dallas Goldtooth, IEN KXL Organizer, (507) 412-7609   TRIBES AND LANDOWNERS FIGHT TO BE HEARD IN SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (PUC) HEARINGS ON KXL PIPELINE   LATE BREAKING NEWS:  The South Dakota PUC scheduled an “Ad hoc” […]

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Likely tax revenue from Keystone XL? Way less than you think.

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TransCanada likes to tout the supposed benefits of Keystone XL in South Dakota. But history – and recent history at that – shows those benefits don’t always live up to the hype. In fact, they don’t even come close. One of the biggest misconceptions about Keystone XL is the amount of tax revenue it will […]

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The CAFO vs. the Family Farm in South Dakota

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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3363558/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/legacy” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Join us today as we talk with Nancy Kirstein, Dakota Rural Action member and farmer. Nancy and her husband run the Good Earth Farm, and we spoke with her about some CAFO legislation going through in Pierre this year, and about the future of […]

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Uranium Mining in the Black Hills

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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3347469/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/legacy” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Dakota Rural Action members Becky Leas and Gardner Gray talk about the proposed Dewey-Burdock Project, an in situ leach uranium mine proposal in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. Why, with so many downsides, is the project still on the table? Check out […]

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Renewables in South Dakota

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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3330353/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/legacy” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Today we hear from Dennis Williams of Williams Power Systems in Sioux Falls about the promises – and barriers – to small-scale electric generation in South Dakota. The Legislature will be talking about these systems this year, and Dennis geeks out a bit with […]

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Raw Milk for South Dakota in 2015

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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3306446/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/legacy” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Last year, our raw milk legislation did not pass, but we did get a Raw Milk Working Group set up to deal with the laws and regulations affecting our raw milk farmers. The result of that Working Group is Senate Bill 45, a great […]

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2015 Legislative Preview

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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3292374/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/legacy” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Dakota Rural Voices is back for another session! Listen in as Rep. Jacqueline Sly and Sen. Bernie Hunhoff talk about what to expect from South Dakota’s 2015 legislative session. Check out this episode!

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PUC grants – in part – TransCanada’s limit to KXL hearing

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Today, the Public Utilities Commission decided on a key issue in the certification process for South Dakota’s portion of the Keystone XL pipeline. Last month, TransCanada filed a motion to limit discovery – in essence, a limit in what we as intervenors can ask of TransCanada in this hearing. Several parties, including Dakota Rural Action, […]

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Farmer Veteran Coalition Joins DRA in Reaching Out to Veteran Farmers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 19, 2014 Contact: Heidi Kolbeck-Urlacher, Organizer, Dakota Rural Action, 605-697-5204, heidiku@dakotarural.org By Request:  Additional spokesperson contact information and photos of graduates.   Farmer Veteran Coalition Joins Dakota Rural Action in Reaching Out to Veteran Farmers   Rapid City, SD – The Farmer Veteran Coalition, a non profit organization working with veterans, their families, and employers to support […]

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DRA landowners slam Noem, Thune for anti-rancher votes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Contact: Paul Seamans, landowner crossed by Keystone XL: 605-280-7546 John Harter, landowner crossed by Keystone XL: 605-840-9478 Sabrina King, Dakota Rural Action Office: 605-939-0527 LANDOWNERS SLAM NOEM, THUNE FOR VOTING AGAINST SOUTH DAKOTA FARM AND RANCH INTERESTS IN FAVOR OF BIG OIL Noem votes against requiring Keystone XL […]

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