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Vancouver activists occupy Lithium Americas head office today
By Protect Thacker Pass
Monday, March 22, 2012
VANCOUVER, BC — Activists are occupying the front steps of Lithium Americas’ head office at 900 West Hastings on Monday, March 22nd from 8:00 am in solidarity with American counterparts aiming to stop an open-pit mine in intact sagebrush habitat in Nevada.
“We want to make the public aware that lithium mining is extremely harmful to nature and even though lithium is an element destined for smartphones and electric cars, its extraction is the opposite of sustainable,” explains Nicola Rodriguez of Surrey.