Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources

A portion of the Wharf Mine near Lead in 2019. (Seth Tupper/South Dakota Searchlight)

State board considering expansion of Black Hills gold mine

BY: - May 19, 2023

A state board won’t make a final decision on the proposed expansion of South Dakota’s lone large-scale gold mine for another two months, after the board listened to two days of testimony during a hearing this week in Pierre. The expansion of the Coeur Wharf Resources mine, just north of Terry Peak and west of […]

An oil well, detention pond, treatment tank and other equipment at a Citation Oil & Gas Corp. well in northwest South Dakota. (Images from SD DANR permit file)

State regulators propose, then roll back, stricter environmental requirements for oil wells

BY: - April 21, 2023

State regulators proposed stricter environmental requirements for three oil wells in South Dakota but are poised to roll back some of the requirements after the affected company objected. The company is Citation Oil & Gas Corp. of Houston, Texas. It’s attempting to renew an expiring surface-water discharge permit for three wells – including one that’s […]