The Wildflowers vs. The Bulldozers

The Wildflowers vs. The Bulldozers

Two hundred years ago, the place where I sit writing these words was the site of a massacre. According to Harley Jackson, an elder from the Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, the story goes like this. A group of Northern Paiute / Western Shoshone / Bannock people,...
A car is not just a car

A car is not just a car

One of the questions we frequently get at PTP about lithium and EVs is: Will recycling help? That is, can we recycle the various components of batteries and develop a “circular economy” so that we don’t ever need mines like Thacker Pass to mine new...
So She Can, At Last, Heal

So She Can, At Last, Heal

Most people when they first arrive at Thacker Pass declare that she is very beautiful. She is very beautiful, yes, but she is also very sick – so sick, in fact, that her sickness is becoming terminal. It is not difficult to see. Take a walk along on any of the dirt...