US judge permits works on Lithium America’s Thacker Pass amid ecology concerns

By Sofia Okun
Published: Monday, 26 July 2021

A United States federal judge ruled that a Canadian miner Lithium Americas may conduct excavations at its Thacker Pass lithium mine site in Nevada, USA, despite environmentalists’ request to pause operations.

Judge Miranda Du, of a federal court in Reno, Nevada, denied plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction on Friday, July 23, according to a court database pacermonitor.com. If passed, the motion could have paused operations at the site.

Plaintiffs include a US environmental non-profit organisation Western Watersheds Project. They...

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