• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Tribal opposition grows to lithium mine approved in final days of Trump administration

A planned lithium mine on an ancient collapsed volcano is facing growing pushback from tribal nations, ranchers and conservationists.

In January, the Bureau of Land Management approved the Thacker Pass lithium mine five days before the end of Donald Trump’s presidency. It was one of several projects fast-tracked in the last days of the Trump administration to advance energy and mining projects on public land, including a copper mine in Arizona that was set to be built on sacred Native American land.

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