South Dakota Permits for Large Scale Mining, Initiative 2 (1990)

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The South Dakota Permits for Large Scale Mining Initiative, also known as Initiative 2, was on the November 6, 1990 ballot in South Dakota as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have required that large-scale gold or silver mines be granted a permit by the Board of Minerals and Environment only if the total amount of land under permit in the Black Hills did not exceed 3,100 acres.[1][2]

Election results

South Dakota Initiative 2 (1990)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No129,82452.69%
Yes 116,583 47.31%

Election results via: South Dakota Political Almanac, South Dakota Constitutional Amendments, Initiatives and Referendums 1970-2010

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The text of the measure can be read here.

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