Several organizations opposed to a proposed $10 billion oil refinery in Elk Point say they are taking their case to the South Dakota Supreme Court.
Save Union County, the Sierra Club and Citizens Opposed to Oil Pollution have filed paperwork appealing the decision by Hughes County Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett to uphold the air quality permit for Hyperion Resources.
Barnett had ruled in February that the state Board of Minerals and Environment did not make any mistakes in issuing an air quality permit to Hyperion Resources.
Barnett also upheld the board's decision to extend the deadline for starting construction on the project until March 2013.
SIOUX CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT DR. PAUL GAUSMAN HAS ADDRESSED CONCERNS OVER THE "R" RATED DOCUMENTARY ON BULLYING THAT WAS PARTIALLY FILMED IN SIOUX CITY.
DR. GAUSMAN TOOK OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS TO TASK FOR REPORTS THAT THE MOVIE, WHICH IS TITLED "BULLY", WOULD NOT BE SHOWN IN LOCAL SCHOOLS IN ANY MANNER:
THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS PARENTAL INVOLVMENT IS IMPORTANT IN TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT BULLYING....WHICH GOES BEYOND WHATEVER DECISION IS MADE ON THE R-RATED DOCUMENTARY:
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS PARTNERED WITH THE WAITT INSTITUTE FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION FOR 12 YEARS IN EFFORTS TO STOP BULLYING AND HARASSMENT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
THOSE ANTI-BULLYING EFFORTS BROUGHT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AN HONOR.
CINDY WAITT PRESENTED SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT DR. PAUL GAUSMAN WITH THE WAITT INSTITUTE FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION'S LIGHTING THE WAY AWARD FOR THE DISTRICT'S SUPPORT IN CONDUCTING PROGRAMS TO RAISE STUDENT AWARENESS:
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CONDUCTS PROGRAMS SUCH AS COACHING BOYS INTO MEN, MVP, WHICH STANDS FOR MENTORS IN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND THE SECOND STEP PROGRAM GEARED FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 8TH GRADE.