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Nevada lithium mine pits Biden green agenda against radical environmentalists
The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2022 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 06/14/2022 3:17:50 PM PDT by george76

Clash comes as global demand surges to power batteries for electric cars..

A northern Nevada mine that is the largest-known source of lithium in the United States for electric car batteries is facing resistance from a radical environmental group and some of its American Indian supporters.

The mine at Thacker Pass is on Bureau of Land Management property in rural Nevada between two mountain ranges about 25 miles south of the border with Oregon.

The fight reflects other political battles between liberals and far-left factions within the Democratic Party, with larger ramifications for the party’s agenda. Lithium is the key ingredient in powering electric vehicles, a centerpiece of the Biden administration’s efforts to promote renewable energy in place of fossil fuels and to develop domestic sources of the critical mineral. China has spent heavily over the years to develop its lithium production industry and is far outpacing what the U.S. has achieved.

Lithium Nevada, the company developing the 18,000-acre mine site, received a BLM permit in January 2021 for what will be open-pit mining of lithium from clay and processing near the town of Orovada, about 200 miles northeast of Reno. The permit was the final step in a decade-long approval process before mine construction. The company plans to begin building the mine this year once it clears all legal hurdles.

Soon after the permit was issued, several lawsuits were filed in federal court seeking to slow or halt the project. The lawsuits claim the land is sacred ground for American Indians and argue that the project will damage the local environment.

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Deep Green Resistance advocates ... believes humans do not need electricity.

Both anarchist and Marxist-Leninist ideologically, Deep Green Resistance is anti-American and anti-capitalist. ... support Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Karl Marx and the Black Panther Party.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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1 posted on 06/14/2022 3:17:50 PM PDT by george76
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Dis goan be gud.


2 posted on 06/14/2022 3:21:29 PM PDT by kiryandil (China Joe and Paycheck Hunter - the Chink in America's defenses)
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Now the libtards have pissed off the Indians lol 😂

Let’s send arms and money to the Indians 🤪


3 posted on 06/14/2022 3:21:45 PM PDT by NWFree (Somebody has to say it)
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To: george76

And President Retard just made it easier for Indians to hold up projects - it was supposed to stop pipelines! Lol 😂


4 posted on 06/14/2022 3:24:28 PM PDT by NWFree (Somebody has to say it)
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“the Indians?! You racisss!! They’re “the Guardians” now!!
5 posted on 06/14/2022 3:25:55 PM PDT by glennaro (Live life unbullied and unafraid. Choose to ignore or fight the irrationality that surrounds you.)
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Lithium mine? Sounds like a threat to China. No wonder Obama is all over this.


6 posted on 06/14/2022 3:26:19 PM PDT by proust (All posts made under this handle are, for the intents and purposes of the author, considered satire.)
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To: george76

“ The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday it would seek to return authority to states to oppose gas pipelines, coal terminals and other projects that pose a threat to lakes, rivers and streams — reversing a major Trump administration rule.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/06/02/undoing-trump-epa-empower-states-tribes-oppose-pipelines/


7 posted on 06/14/2022 3:27:55 PM PDT by NWFree (Somebody has to say it)
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To: george76

decade long approval process....ridiculous


8 posted on 06/14/2022 3:28:24 PM PDT by Sacajaweau ( )
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Easy to say why was said we don’t need electricity. Electric lights cause the roaches to scatter


9 posted on 06/14/2022 3:28:47 PM PDT by no-to-illegals ( The enemy has US surrounded. May God have mercy on them)
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To: NWFree

And beads and firewater ….


10 posted on 06/14/2022 3:32:00 PM PDT by snoringbear (,W,E.oGovernment is the Pimp, )
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To: george76
The people who limit our access to fossil fuels to push us towards driving EV's are the same people who'll limit our electrical supply too.

With the Dims it's never about saving the world. It's about control and about enriching China and Russia.

11 posted on 06/14/2022 3:33:30 PM PDT by Tell It Right (1st Thessalonians 5:21 -- Put everything to the test, hold fast to that which is true.)
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“Dis goan be gud? Sounds Like lat piggin To Me. Or maybe innerd city newspwak. Not sure.


12 posted on 06/14/2022 3:33:32 PM PDT by Qwapisking ("IF the Second goes first the First goes second" LStar)
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To: glennaro

Shoot it’s the Guardians? I’ve been calling them the Gardasil. I assumed Merck bought naming rights for the team.


13 posted on 06/14/2022 3:36:02 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: george76

Green activists don’t want Green Energy.
They don’t want Energy.


14 posted on 06/14/2022 3:44:22 PM PDT by DugwayDuke (most pick the expert who says the things they agree with.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Guardians of Corruption 🤪

DC 🤮


15 posted on 06/14/2022 3:45:36 PM PDT by NWFree (Somebody has to say it)
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Give em fighting irons and lock them in a stadium.


16 posted on 06/14/2022 3:48:46 PM PDT by Seruzawa ("The Political left is the Garden of Eden of incompetence" - Marx the Smarter (Groucho))
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To: Qwapisking
"lat piggin"

 face with tears of joy  face with tears of joy  face with tears of joy  face with tears of joy

Always entertaining when Putin's Greenie Puppets put the brakes on any sort of energy development in the West.

This is actually a good thing, because this battery hoo-ha is a large pile of pony poop.

17 posted on 06/14/2022 3:57:52 PM PDT by kiryandil (China Joe and Paycheck Hunter - the Chink in America's defenses)
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To: george76

They would be against unicorn farts to power everything


18 posted on 06/14/2022 4:05:58 PM PDT by roving (Blue Lives Matter More Than Children)
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...a BLM permit...

Now I need permission from these clowns? Aw, hells no...

19 posted on 06/14/2022 4:21:06 PM PDT by Libloather (Why do climate change hoax deniers live in mansions on the beach?)
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To: george76

Instead of using the lithium for batteries, why not feed it to the enviro-mental nutcases?


20 posted on 06/14/2022 4:40:35 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (I miss Don Imus!)
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