Battle at Death Valley over Lithium Mining

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ArmyofMike

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Interesting article I read this morning in the LA Times. There is a push by a mining company to dig exploratory wells in Death Valley dry lake beds in the quest for lithium. This is the first I heard of it, but an interesting issue to face. They need lithium for green energy, but do we destroy part of a natural habitat to get it? They mentioned Panamint Springs area several times.
A war is brewing over lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley

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Interesting article I read this morning in the LA Times. There is a push by a mining company to dig exploratory wells in Death Valley dry lake beds in the quest for lithium. This is the first I heard of it, but an interesting issue to face. They need lithium for green energy, but do we destroy part of a natural habitat to get it? They mentioned Panamint Springs area several times.
A war is brewing over lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley

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And yet there are old mines all over the place in the Panament area, including some still in use. How much activity, probably very low. A lot of acreage was added to the park in the last decade or so. I have mixed feelings on this, and will need more info before I can make a educated decision. If outside the original boundaries, especially in the Panament area, then that will be easier. If it's over the Mountain, in the Park itself, it if would be a definite no! 97800Behind the sign, and the mountains in the background is the Death Valley everyone recognizes, Stove Pipe Wells, Furnace Creek, Scotty's castle ,. Devils Cornfield, and the Dunes....and Badwater,......etc
 
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Interesting article I read this morning in the LA Times. There is a push by a mining company to dig exploratory wells in Death Valley dry lake beds in the quest for lithium. This is the first I heard of it, but an interesting issue to face. They need lithium for green energy, but do we destroy part of a natural habitat to get it? They mentioned Panamint Springs area several times.
A war is brewing over lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley

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That depends on how Lithium is mined or harvested. Do you know how it is done ? I think most things that are needed by mankind can be obtained without destruction of the surrounding habitat. But we have to make it clear to the caretakers that we will be watching and ready to close them down if our concerns are not met. Setting the standards for anything is always a concern as we all have different standards by which we live and hope others will do the same. There will probably be a lot of flak on this issue.
 

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Interesting article I read this morning in the LA Times. There is a push by a mining company to dig exploratory wells in Death Valley dry lake beds in the quest for lithium. This is the first I heard of it, but an interesting issue to face. They need lithium for green energy, but do we destroy part of a natural habitat to get it? They mentioned Panamint Springs area several times.
A war is brewing over lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley

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So, after reading the LA article I don't see a need for Lithium mining at Death Valley since there are other mining operations on going already and different minerals that can do the same thing. I hope they just leave Death Valley alone since it is not a life or death issue.
 
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