South Dakota Supreme Court rules in favor of Pennington County residents
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Supreme Court rules in favor of Pennington County residents who have spoken out against a mining operation on Highway 16 for over a year.
The court says the county commission did not give proper notice before hearings about an ordinance amendment. The result of the case invalidates the amendment which would have supported the mining operation, operated by Croell Redi-Mix.
As of May, the commission approved the expansion of the mine under other permits. It’s unclear whether the High Court opinion will affect the permits that were approved in May.