Thirteen years ago, I was fortunate enough to live and work with my spouse in a remote region of Nevada near the Ruby Mountains. I’m not sure I saw a single person besides my partner during the entire field season. I have yet to return to this spot and now, after reading your recent article on the new lithium mine “The next mining boom?” (March 2021), I doubt I ever will.
Ranchers like the gentleman quoted in your article deserve honest answers. Even more do the tribes that have inhabited remote regions of Nevada/Oregon for eons. But what do I know? I’m just some simpleton with a flip phone who would much rather squint into the sun than at a smartphone screen.
Idahome Road, Idaho