President Joe Biden’s green energy strategy could be hampered on federal lands in the blue-leaning, Western swing state of Nevada by opposition from allies rather than adversaries. Conservationists, tribes, and other individuals who would support Biden’s attempts to hasten the switch from fossil fuels to renewables oppose two lithium mines and a geothermal power plant in the United States.
As the Biden administration works to achieve its objective of having the American electricity grid run entirely on clean energy by 2035, the conflicts highlight a developing reality.
The topics discussed include:
- Guarding wildlife against the harmful waste produced by lithium mining
- The mine is on federal territory owned by the indigenous tribes, where the U.S. Cavalry slaughtered dozens of their ancestors in 1865.
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