|Thacker Pass photo by Western Shoshone Carl Bad Bear Sampson|
Conservation and Public Accountability Groups Ask Court to Block Construction of the Thacker Pass Lithium Mine
by Great Basin Resource Watch
Kelly Fuller, Western Watersheds Project, email@example.com
John Hadder, Great Basin Resource Watch firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Emmerich, Basin and Range Watch Kemmerich@basinandrangewatch.org
Katie Fite, Wildlands Defense, email@example.com
RENO, Nevada — Today four conservation and public accountability groups filed for a preliminary injunction in the Federal District Court in Reno, asking the court to prohibit construction of the Thacker Pass lithium mine.
The fast-tracked mine was approved by the Bureau of Land Management in January 2021, only five days before President Biden took office and less than one year after the mine began its environmental review process. The four groups filed federal litigation challenging the mine’s approval in February 2021.