Lilias Jarding is a life-long environmental activist and organizer who doesn’t get intimidated by the size of her opponents. After successfully battling large mining companies in South Dakota, she thought she would retire in nearby Colorado. That was until a foreign corporation decided to come mining for uranium in the legendary Black Hills, once devastated already by the Gold Rush. Lilias returned and proceeded to help organize resistance. She was instrumental in banding together many different parties, all concerned with clean water and a healthy future for a region that relies almost entirely on farming, ranching and tourism for its revenues. Today thanks to her participation, steps have been taken by the local government to delay permits and scrutinize the mining company's proposal..

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