Opposition to the greenwashed Lithium Americas / Lithium Nevada open-pit mine project is growing stronger with each passing day. Protests have taken place on the Fort McDermitt reservation, at the Lithium Nevada office in Winnemucca, and at the Bureau of Land Management office this week. Community groups are speaking out more boldly as what is truly at stake here comes to light.
Meanwhile, Lithium Americas CEO Jonathan Evans claimed in a court filing this week that this open-pit mine, which would suck billions of gallons of water, destroy critical habitat for dozens of wildlife species, bulldoze old-growth sagebrush communties, and trample over community opposition is “one of the most advanced and environmentally sound lithium projects in the world.” People do not like being lied to, Mr. Evans.
As has been the case, our biggest need is more people to join the protest on-site and to engage on an ongoing basis in organizing against this mine. Our goal is to activate people to find their power and fight, not just to stop this mine, but to protect water and save our world in general.
Photo: A Golden Eagle and a Ferruginous Hawk circle above Thacker Pass.
Here are a few updates from this week:
Matt Dundas interviewed me on his podcast about #ProtectThackerPass: https://mattcomedy.com/2021/03/15/ep-31-thacker-smacker/
The Stoa hosted Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and myself a few days ago to talk about the release of our new book, Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way which examines how “green” lithium mining really is, among other topics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wsVbN8r2AM
#BrightGreenLies #Lithium #Nevada #LithiumAmericas #Greenwashing