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Proposed lithium mine in Nevada would damage ancestral lands, critics say

As the country sources more of the materials needed for green energy domestically, tribal nations and Indigenous groups are fighting a proposed lithium mine in Nevada and a proposed copper mine in Arizona over impacts to culturally important land.... Read more»

White House turns to California desert for lithium boost

Seeking to break China’s monopoly of the lithium battery market, the Biden administration awarded $35 million to boost a mining operation in California and help reduce America’s reliance on China, while also touting a separate planned extraction project and battery recycling plant.... Read more»

Mining for lithium in Arizona, at a cost to Indigenous religions

Along with sacred places including hot springs, ceremony sites and ancestral burials, the valley about halfway between Phoenix and Las Vegas also holds an enormous lithium deposit, and the push for electric vehicles threatens the Hualapai Tribe’s religious practices. ... Read more»