Sentinel Rock: Day 78 at Thacker Pass

Sentinel Rock: Day 78 at Thacker Pass

Thacker Pass, or Peehee mm huh, is threatened for an open pit lithium mine. In this video, myself and Will Falk of Protect Thacker Pass, and Daranda Hinkey of the Fort McDermitt Paiute Shoshone Tribe, speak from the top of Sentinel Rock at the eastern side of Thacker...
The Song of The Meadowlark

The Song of The Meadowlark

It is dawn at Thacker Pass. The sun rises over the Santa Rosa Mountains, and light spears through the blue-green leaves of the sagebrush that spreads out in all directions. A herd of mule deer orbits our camp. Each evening, they meander westwards along the...
How would you know?

How would you know?

How would you know by Paul Feather I am watching the light fade as the last day of March is swallowed behind the hills of Thacker Pass. Sheltered in my car and bundled against rapidly dropping temperatures, I wait for the stars that I traveled two thousand miles to...
Mining is ecological ruination

Mining is ecological ruination

Changing the energy model means doubling the production of rare metals about every 15 years, mostly to satisfy demand for non-ferrous magnets and lithium-ion batteries. “At this rate, over the next 30 years we… will need to mine more mineral ores than humans have...
Raven’s Song

Raven’s Song

Raven’s Song 2/21-24/21 by Trinity La Fey not a gentle planet, but a place of profound symbiosis, our home a haven of interconnected holies, ancient ones whose languages diverge and rhyme and converge in the wind, in the magma, in the thrumming meter of each pulse,...
Great news!

Great news!

Great news! The Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribal Council accepted a petition filed by tribal members today and agreed to withdraw from a Project Engagement Agreement the previous tribal council had signed with Lithium Nevada for the proposed Thacker Pass open...