Lithium Americas Receives Record of Decision for Thacker Pass

Exploration drilling defines the Thacker Pass deposit within the McDermitt Caldera.
(Photo: Lithium Americas)
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for Lithium Americas Corp.’s Thacker Pass lithium following completion of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. Thacker Pass, located 100 kilometers (km) northwest of Winnemucca, in Humboldt County, Nevada, is 100% owned by Lithium Nevada Corp., a U.S. corporation and wholly- owned subsidiary of Lithium Americas.

“The issuance of the ROD is the culmination of over 10 years of hard work from the Thacker Pass team, as well as the BLM and other federal, state and local agencies, all of whom worked tirelessly to ensure their respective commitments to environmental stewardship and community engagement,” President and CEO Jon Evans said. “With the federal permitting process complete, our focus is on advancing the financing process, including discussions with potential strategic partners.”

Receipt of the ROD represents an important milestone in the development and the permitting of the Thacker Pass project, according to the company. Applications for key state permits and water rights transfers have been submitted, with results expected later this year.

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