"What could become the nation’s largest lithium mine broke ground in Nevada this [last] week, positioning the political swing state as a likely leader in pumping out battery minerals critical for making electric vehicles and meeting President Joe Biden’s climate goals.
The Thacker Pass project in northern Nevada appears to be moving past a lengthy legal brawl with strong bipartisan support and hefty federal backing, analysts say.
“It would make Nevada sort of the Silicon Valley of lithium production,” said Timothy Fox, an analyst at ClearView Energy Partners LLC. “They seem to be on fairly good judicial standing.”"
Hannah Northey and Timothy Cama report for E&E News March 3, 2023.