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On next week's show, we'll talk about the growing Indigenous-led resistance to the proposed lithium mine in Nevada just south of the Oregon border.
Thacker Pass, or Peehee mm’huh, is sacred land to the Northern Paiute and Western Shoshone, and critical wildlife habitat. It is the site of a proposed lithium mine by Lithium Americas, a Vancouver, Canada-based company. They want to mine 5,000 acres using an open pit which would be roughly one mile across and two miles wide. The mine would burn around 11,300 gallons of diesel fuel per day. It would provide up to 25% of global lithium supply to feed the growing demand for the so-called "green" battery technology, largely for the new generation of electric cars.