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The Long Shadow of the Tar Sands: Lithium Mining and Tar Sands Sulfur [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

In this article, Max Wilbert talks about his experience in fighting tar sand mining in Washington and Utah, and how this is related to the current campaign against lithium mining in Nevada. “I think it’s wrong to blow up a mountain for tar sands. I think it’s wrong to blow up a mountain for lithium, … Continue reading The Long Shadow of the Tar Sands: Lithium Mining and Tar Sands Sulfur [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Where We Live

Editor’s note: We are grateful to present this wonderful article by our appreciated guardian Trinity La Fey today. Original writing by DGR cadre, guardians and supporters makes the most powerful articles because it genuinely reflects our spirit, the deep empathy and love for the natural world that keeps us grassroots activists going, and gives insight … Continue reading Where We Live

Biden Administration/Army Corps Allows Illegal Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue to Flow Despite Impacted Indigenous Opposition

For Immediate Release: Press Contact: Jennifer K. Falcon, jennifer@ienearth.org, 218-760-9958 ___________________________________________________________________________ Washington D.C. (April 9th, 2021)- The Army Corp announced today that they will not be shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline despite it lacking the proper operating and environmental permits. This move continues to ignore the treaties and voices of the Standing Rock Tribal Nation who … Continue reading Biden Administration/Army Corps Allows Illegal Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue to Flow Despite Impacted Indigenous Opposition

The Green Flame Podcast: Protect Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Protect Thacker Pass with activists Max Wilbert, Will Falk and Rebecca Wildbear Activists aiming to stop Lithium Americas’ Thacker Pass open-pit lithium mine – what would be the United States’ largest lithium mine, supplying up to 25% of the world’s lithium – launched a permanent protest encampment hours after the Bureau of Land Management gave … Continue reading The Green Flame Podcast: Protect Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Inside the Lithium Mining War That Could Poison the Nevada Desert’s Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

In this excerpt, Samir offers an outline of the rationale for the harmful development of lithium mines. In parallel we are also offered an outline of the development of the protest camp. While we are happy that a popular outlet like Vice News is writing about our campaign, we do not agree with all of … Continue reading Inside the Lithium Mining War That Could Poison the Nevada Desert’s Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

The History Of Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Upon completion of forty days of launching a protest camp in the proposed site for lithium mining in Thacker Pass, Max delves into the history of the area. Featured image: Max Wilbert By Max Wilbert/Protect Thacker Pass Forty days ago, my friend Will Falk and I launched a protest camp here at Thacker Pass. Situated … Continue reading The History Of Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

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]

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

Press Release: Water Protector Climbs Onto Section Of Line 3 Pipeline to Prevent Damage to Pipe

News Release:  there have been arrests of water protectors in Fond Du Lac . Direct action was forced in order try and prevent damage to a pipeline, due to poor practices, which would ultimately lead to further environmental damage.  Late Monday afternoon, three water protectors were arrested for blocking construction of Line 3. Two of … Continue reading Press Release: Water Protector Climbs Onto Section Of Line 3 Pipeline to Prevent Damage to Pipe