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Lithium Mining Ain’t Green, with Kevin Emmerich

Voices for Nature and Peace podcast features Kevin Emmerich, who was interviewed by Kollibri Sonnenblume about lithium mining. They talk about the harms caused by such mining on the unique ecology in the Thacker Pass area.  By Elisabeth Robson | Feb 17, 2021: Kollibri Terre Sonnenblume interviews Kevin Emmerich from Basin & Range Watch about lithium mining, … Continue reading Lithium Mining Ain’t Green, with Kevin Emmerich

Chemical Screams

A beautfiul description of Thacker Pass by Will Falk | Feb 7, 2021 If you look across Thacker Pass from the shoulders of the Montana mountains, the land looks like a quilt the Double-H mountains in the south pulled up to their chin to keep warm during the cold winter nights. The hills that roll towards the … Continue reading Chemical Screams

Will Electric Cars Save The Planet? [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

In this latest video from Thacker Pass, Max explains why he is protesting against lithium mining for the so called green energy. Featured image: Pygmy rabbit by Travis London The small Pygmy rabbit is Thacker pass and Thacker Pass is Pygmy rabbits. This small rabbit is a target of many predators at Thacker Pass. The … Continue reading Will Electric Cars Save The Planet? [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Press Release by Saving Okavango’s Unique Life (SOUL)

Editors note: We are publishing this release because we support all movements against extractive industries. But we want to make clear that bypassing safety precautions is standard for the oil industry and extractive corporations around the planet, and that even when the best available technologies and precautions are used, these things still kill the planet … Continue reading Press Release by Saving Okavango’s Unique Life (SOUL)

First Indigenous Voices: Tiokasin Ghosthorse Interviews Max Wilbert

First Voices Indigenous Radio host Tiokasin Ghosthorse interviewed Max Wilbert about the occupation of a proposed mine in northern Nevada. Lithium Americas corporation plans to rip open 5,000 acres of this land to extract lithium for consumer products. You can listen to the full interview here. First Voices Indigenous Radio is hosted by Tiokasin Ghosthorse … Continue reading First Indigenous Voices: Tiokasin Ghosthorse Interviews Max Wilbert

Green Lithium Mining is a Bright Green Lie. Dispatches from Thacker Pass

Written By Max Wilbert and  originally published on January 25, 2021 in Sierra Nevada Ally. In this article Max describes the plans for an industrial scale lithium mine, the harm this will cause and why we need to protect the area for endangered species. On January 15th, my friend Will Falk and myself launched a … Continue reading Green Lithium Mining is a Bright Green Lie. Dispatches from Thacker Pass

Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Lithium Mine in Nevada

Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Lithium Mine in Nevada By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, originally published by Macska Moksha Press Reproduced here with permission, thank you. On Friday, January 15th, two activists drove eight hours from Eugene, Oregon, to a remote corner of public land in Nevada, where they pitched a tent in below-freezing temperatures and unfurled a … Continue reading Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Lithium Mine in Nevada

Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Mine That Would Provide 25% of World’s Lithium Supply

Lithium is the miracle element powering your smartphone and under the hood of every electric car. Will batteries save the planet or cause more harm? The controversy is heating up in Nevada. RENO, Nevada Activists aiming to stop an open-pit lithium mine launched a permanent protest encampment last Friday. They invite supporters to join them. … Continue reading Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Mine That Would Provide 25% of World’s Lithium Supply

Land Defenders Murdered In Columbia

DGR stand in solidarity with land defenders in the Philippines“ and Colombia, where we see the highest levels of murders of environmental activists. “For years, land and environmental defenders have been the first line of defence against climate breakdown. Yet despite clearer evidence than ever of the crucial role they play, far too many businesses, … Continue reading Land Defenders Murdered In Columbia

Alarm As Exploratory Drilling For Oil Begins In Northern Namibia

This article was written by Jim Tan on 28 December 2020 By Jim Tan / Mongabay Reconnaissance Energy Africa, an oil and gas company with headquarters in Canada, has recently begun exploratory drilling in northern Namibia. Conservationists and local communities are concerned over the potential environmental impact that oil and gas extraction could have on such … Continue reading Alarm As Exploratory Drilling For Oil Begins In Northern Namibia