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Federal judge allows digging to begin at Paiute Shoshone massacre site at Thacker Pass
French translation by Christine Prat
In the race for lithium for electric car batteries, a federal judge has given a lithium company in northern Nevada the go-ahead to begin digging in a Native massacre site at Thacker Pass.
The judge's ruling, siding with Lithium American Corp., is significant because of the violations of federal laws which protect Native sacred sites, and the failure of the Bureau of Land Management to consult Native Americans.