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In the News

May 30, 2023

South Dakota Searchlight - Scientists say South Dakota’s protected lands are vulnerable to pest infestation, wildfire, drought, flooding and more extreme weather in the decades to come.


April 22, 2023

Dakota News Now - Amidst Saturday’s Earth Day festivities, a South Dakota group held a rally for more sustainability in the city of Sioux Falls.


April 22, 2023

Argus Leader - On a breezy, cold spring day, environmental advocates made their request before the stony exterior of Sioux Falls' City Hall: Put some backbone back into a "gutted" sustainability plan.


April 3, 2023

South Dakota Searchlight - After the state declined to seek federal grant money to reduce greenhouse gases and other air pollution, Rapid City has decided to apply and Sioux Falls is considering it.


April 3, 2023

SDPB Radio - The State of South Dakota is leaving millions of federal dollars on the table that could be spent on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It’s one of four states that won’t access that money funded by the Inflation Reduction Act.


March 24, 2023

South Dakota Searchlight - A new federal program has the potential to transform South Dakota’s approach to climate change — should the state be smart enough to take it.


March 15, 2023

KELO - Some members of the Sioux Falls sustainability steering committee are feeling blindsided by a new draft released by Mayor Paul TenHaken’s office. The plan removes many of the actionable items, according to SoDak 350.

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March 14, 2023

Sioux Falls Simplified - The city's drafted sustainability goals have shifted from net-zero emissions by 2050 to zero mention of "climate change" or "greenhouse gases."


March 14, 2023

Argus Leader - A group of Sioux Falls organizations say they were surprised by changes to the city's recent sustainability plan that they say have "removed all meaningful, concrete goals and accountability measures" after more than a year of work.

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March 14, 2023

Local groups demand return to committee plan after substitution behind closed doors

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February 2, 2023

South Dakota Searchlight - 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. 


October 17, 2022

Local environmental group scores state and local political candidates’ stances on climate change, sustainability issues.

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July 13, 2022

Pigeon 605 - SoDak 350, a climate change action group was recently granted 501(c)(3) status. “We want to articulate what climate action looks like in Sioux Falls and South Dakota in a way that meets local needs while also addressing the climate crisis.”

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