The South Dakota Surface Mining Reclamation Initiative, also known as Initiative 1, was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in South Dakota as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have required any large-scale metallic mineral surface mining operations to restore affected land to its approximate original contours. The measure also would have prohibited mines from placing mine tailings in contact with the saturated zone, erosion zone or the plant rooting zone.
| South Dakota Initiative 1 (1988)|
|Yes|| 123,738|| 40.51%|
Election results via: South Dakota Political Almanac, South Dakota Constitutional Amendments, Initiatives and Referendums 1970-2010
Text of measure
The text of the measure can be read here.