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Falls Park in Sioux Falls. (Makenzie Huber/South Dakota Searchlight)

‘We’re going to have these conversations’: New sustainability coalition forms in Sioux Falls

BY: - November 16, 2023

A newly formed coalition is encouraging more conversation around sustainability efforts and policy in Sioux Falls and South Dakota. The Sioux Falls Sustainability Coalition is made up of already established organizations in South Dakota, including environmental groups SoDak350, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (which has chapters in Sioux Falls and Rapid City) and Dakota Rural Action, as […]

Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken. (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

Sioux Falls, like the state, turns down climate funding after Rapid City applies

BY: - April 28, 2023

Sioux Falls has decided not to seek federal grant money to reduce greenhouse gases and other air pollution, following Rapid City’s decision to apply for the funding.  Meanwhile, South Dakota is one of four state governments that declined to participate in the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program. The program would have provided the state with […]

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New clean energy incentives are an opportunity South Dakotans can’t afford to miss

BY: - February 2, 2023

South Dakota households could save thousands of dollars on energy costs and tax payments, thanks to new programs from last year’s federal climate law. The first of those incentives — tax credits on residential clean energy, energy efficiency upgrades and electric vehicles — launched last month. With programs from the climate law that passed last […]