Bartell Ranch LLC, et al v. Ester McCullough, et al
July 18, 2023
The Ninth Circuit upheld Monday the Bureau of Land Management's approval of the Thacker Pass lithium mine project, rejecting arguments by environmentalists, a Native American tribe and a Nevada rancher that the government hasn't properly considered the environmental and cultural impacts of what could be the nation's largest lithium mine.
May 08, 2023
Industry groups have told the Ninth Circuit the Thacker Pass lithium mine will fill a critical need in the U.S. economy as the government prioritizes a transition toward electric vehicles, asking it to uphold the project's approval amid an appeal from environmentalists, a Native American tribe and a Nevada rancher.
March 23, 2023
A Native American tribe says the U.S. Bureau of Land Management failed to take the requisite "hard look" at impacts stemming from an open-pit lithium mine in Nevada, urging the Ninth Circuit to undo the federal government's approval of the Thacker Pass project.
March 02, 2023
The Ninth Circuit rejected a Nevada rancher and conservation groups' emergency request for the court to halt the Thacker Pass lithium mine's construction, amid their consolidated appeal of a Nevada federal court decision that largely upheld a permit for the project.