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Oh now, this could get rather interesting.


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The rise of electric vehicles is disrupting life in a small Western community

People rarely talk about the quiet on northern Nevada’s Thacker Pass, although besides the rolling, sage-filled hills below the Double H and Montana mountains and the empty, so-blue-it-hurts-a-little sky, the quiet demands your attention.

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This corner of northern Nevada is not often the subject of both local and national news stories. But the valley has erupted in controversy the past few months as Lithium Nevada moved onto the next stage of its proposed lithium mine on Thacker Pass.

As the country tackles ambitious new climate change goals, lithium production — a key mineral for the batteries that power electric vehicles — is slated to be a part of that future. But people like Muratore are beginning to question what the cost will be to realize a greener future and the community they believe could be destroyed in the process.

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With the final environmental impact statement completed by the Bureau of Land Management, the day the operation might break ground (aside from the dirt roads and weather station already in place) seems ever nearer. Ranchers in the communities of Orovada and King’s River are fighting the mine (Muratore joined Great Basin Resource Watch, an environmental group that filed a lawsuit) and activists have been rotating in and out of the proposed site, staging an occupation.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/the-rise-of-electric-vehicles-is-disrupting-life-in-a-small-western-community/ar-BB1fna59?li=BBnb7Kz
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 :thatsright: Teslas, Volts, Bolts, and Leafs need lithium. :thatsright: No lithium, no go. :thatsright: Even some EV-lovers should understand the un-wisdom of being dependent on China for the lithium EVs (and laptops, cell phones, tablets, etc.) need. :thatsright:
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The whole thread are the primitives handwringing.

All liberals have talked about for years is getting away from oil and into “clean energy”. None of them ever bothered to investigate what that would mean.

Typical.

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The whole thread are the primitives handwringing.

All liberals have talked about for years is getting away from oil and into “clean energy”. None of them ever bothered to investigate what that would mean.

Typical.

Maybe DU-grade Proggies think lithium and rare earth elements (essential to EVs' electric motors) are dug out of rainbows pooped by unicorns.
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2. I hope the company gets lost
We do not need to destroy our country for batteries. Find somewhere else to drill who may welcome you.


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4. So we should destroy other countries?
I hope that's not what you are saying.


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11. I meant a different area in the U.S.
Perhaps an area already destroyed.

Chicago?

Detroit?

Baltimore?

Los Angeles?

Portland?

Seattle?

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11. I meant a different area in the U.S.
Perhaps an area already destroyed.

Yea because Lithium is everywhere just waiting to be mined. F*cking DUmmies. :banghead:
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    jimfields33
    2. I hope the company gets lost
    We do not need to destroy our country for batteries. Find somewhere else to drill who may welcome you.

    hunter
    4. So we should destroy other countries?
    I hope that's not what you are saying.

    jimfields33
    11. I meant a different area in the U.S.
    Perhaps an area already destroyed.

1. These DUlusional fools realize no lithium, no electric cars, or cell phones or airpods, ect, right?
2.  They also realize you can't just dig a hole where ever and pull up the metal/mineral you want, you have to dig where the stuff is at, right?   :thatsright:
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Chicago?

Detroit?

Baltimore?

Los Angeles?

Portland?

Seattle?

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NIMBY is all over that post.  They thought O&G was ugly and dirty (it isn't, but can be in an accident, like train and semi transportation), these mines are absolute horror shows from what I've seen.

One of them over there is claiming it takes 500,000 gallons of water to process a ton of lithium.  I don't know if that's true, but if it is, WOW!

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1. These DUlusional fools realize no lithium, no electric cars, or cell phones or airpods, ect, right?
2.  They also realize you can't just dig a hole where ever and pull up the metal/mineral you want, you have to dig where the stuff is at, right?   :thatsright:

No

and

No
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