Gov. Noem Asks Biden To Remove Ban On Fireworks Display At Mount Rushmore

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem won’t drop her plans to hold a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore on July Fourth weekend. The National Park Service rejected her request, but she continued her effort.

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Noem penned a letter to Joe Biden and asked him to reverse the ban on a fireworks show. The information was confirmed by a news release on her website. This is the best way to ease coronavirus restrictions.

“This year, as we mark our independence from [COVID-19], Mount Rushmore would be the perfect place for a national celebration and fireworks show,” she wrote. Noem refers to the comments our President made that Independence Day is actually a target date for the long-awaited return to normal life in our country.

“We are committed to hosting a Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration that is safe and responsible and working closely with the National Parks Service (NPS) to do so. I respectfully ask that you continue the hopeful message you shared earlier this year and uphold our Agreement to host the event this year.”

The NPS notified officials of their decision to proceed with the ban last month. They cited concerns about coronavirus pandemic, tribal objections, and potential danger to the park as reported by Fox News.

There was a nice fireworks celebration on July Fourth weekend in 2020 at Mount Rushmore. The celebration took place in the town of Keystone. Former President Donald Trump was there, too.

In the letter, Noem accused the National Park Service of reneging the Memorandum of Agreement to organize the event. She said that despite claims by the Park Service that there were major health and safety problems related to the pandemic at last year’s celebration, contact tracing found zero cases related to the celebration at Mount Rushmore.

The Park Service said they were “unable to grant a request to have fireworks at the Memorial” in 2021. NPS Regional Director Herbert Frost penned a letter to South Dakota’s tourism department as reported by The Hill.

“Potential risks to the park itself and to the health and safety of employees and visitors associated with the fireworks demonstration continue to be a concern and are still being evaluated as a result of the 2020 event,” Frost wrote.

Noem emphasized the link between Mount Rushmore and fireworks.

“There is a long history of celebrations of American independence at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, including fireworks displays from 1998 to 2009 and again in 2020,” she wrote in the letter to our President.

Noem claims that a park service Finding of No Significant Impact was released last April. In the finding, NPS outlined guidance for events of this kind that “do not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.”

Citizens supported the request.

“Just go on like we did last year, and how we were able to know that it would be great,” claims Robin Pladson, director of Keystone’s Chamber of Commerce, according to KOTA-TV.

“It would be a good thing to happen as long as we’re following all of the protocols.”

The event is of great help for local business as noted by Christopher Bugsby, the manager of Turtle Town, a chocolate store in Keystone.

“Provided it’s safe, yes. Absolutely. Any time that you can do fireworks,” he said. “Mount Rushmore is already patriotic, and to add fireworks to the Fourth of July, you can’t get more patriotic than that.”

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