Nevada Mining, Politics, and MMIW

Mining isn’t pretty, nor are the politics that push communities into dangerous situations as a result. Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has introduced a bill that would make the 1872 Mining Act even worse. Relating to Thacker Pass, her bill (The Mining Regulatory Clarity Act) would ensure that Lithium Americas could dump their mining waste on the homelands of the Paiute, Shoshone, and Bannock people. The bill would also allow for man camps near reservations. Man camps are an unacceptable threat to indigenous communities like Fort McDermitt. Please take a moment to sign this petition urging Nevada’s Senators to think twice about pushing a bill which would bring irreparable harm to the people and the environment.

Further information about the bill put together by Earthjustice…