Stop Thacker Pass Lithium Mine: Another False Solution to Climate Chaos








In 2007, when I was a student at the University of the West of England, studying for a transportation planning masters degree, I remember sitting around with our instructor and other students looking at the data for human population growth, motorization, and future transport-related carbon emissions, and scratching our heads as the projected numbers were totally inconsistent with a livable future.

Even with a shift to electric vehicles, widely promoted by governments and industry as being a central solution to the  climate crisis, the reductions in carbon are at best marginal and the environmental effects of large renewable projects and mining are truly horrific.

As you know, corporations and governments tend to strongly push profitable technologies that they spin as being green but are anything but. Smart meters were promised to usher in a new era of emissions reductions, electrical reliability and efficiency. The truth is just the opposite.

Now we are seeing the same pattern play out with electric vehicles. General Motors has contracted with Lithium Nevada to mine lithium across a huge area in northern Nevada, violating sacred Native American land where Paiutes and Shoshone were massacred by US Cavalry troops in 1865.

For real solutions to the climate crisis, we need the support, participation and wisdom of indigenous people who have thrived on this planet for far longer than this arrogant, self-involved culture has.

Please consider joining and supporting those who are actively protesting the unlawful extraction of lithium on public lands, including indigenous tribes, in Northern Nevada. This is yet another false solution to climate chaos. Don’t be fooled by the rhetoric.

There is simply no way to continue with mass motorization without endangering the very necessities of life on this planet: clean water and air, and a livable climate.

Just as we put our bodies on the line to stop smart meters, now is the time to do the same to stop the illegal and destructive lithium rush now ramping up.

Please click on this link to read about the latest in the resistance to the Thacker Pass Lithium Mine and watch recent videos. Also check out the Protect Thacker Pass group and People of Red Mountain.

I have been inspired by the recent indigenous led group making a stand at Thacker this week. I’m heading to Nevada to show my personal support for this struggle and hope you will consider doing so too. We all have pressing needs for day to day individual survival, but if we can’t come together to stand up for our common survival, then we are in deeper trouble than we can imagine.




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Great Films on Electro-Hyper Sensitivity

As illness and injury from wireless technology spreads, there are beginning to be more and more films on the subject. Here are a couple of great examples. Thanks to the filmmakers for their efforts. Please watch and spread the word.

Watch entire Electric Malady film here.

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Great Sources for Smart Meter Resistance Updates

Dear Stop Smart Meters! supporters,

A few of you have asked where you can best keep up with smart meter/ wireless news and updates these days. We’ve assembled a list of allied organizations and individuals who do an excellent job keeping the public informed on the latest developments. See list below.

It’s incredible how the safer tech movement has grown over the past few years, and these folks deserve a good amount of credit. If we missed any sources, please contact us at

Also, if you ordered smart meter awareness brochures or public health warning cards from us over the years, and you no longer need them, please consider returning them to us so we can provide them to communities in need. They continue to be very popular outreach materials. Please send to Stop Smart Meters! PO Box 682 Portola CA. Thank you- we appreciate it.

If you would like to order outreach materials, EMF meters, books, and other items, you can do so in our online store. This supports our ongoing work to lend assistance to local communities resisting smart meter deployments and assisting those who have suffered injuries from this hazardous technology.

Also, if you are in a position to donate

Happy spring and stay safe,


Sources for Smart Meter/ Wireless Resistance News

Ed Friedman of Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (Maine) maintains an email list for periodic important health, environmental and smart grid news:

Virginians for Safe Technology and Wired Broadband hold weekly zoom meetings on Fridays- sign up here.

Arthur Firstenberg of Cell Phone Task Force Sends out impassioned and useful updates on wireless, including smart meters, satellites, etc. Make sure to see his recent e-mail newsletter that includes first person accounts of smart meter injuries. You can sign up for e-mail updates here.

Vicki Sievers sends out a regular bulletin on smart meters, 5G, and other issues, focused on California but applicable internationally. E-mail to sign up:

Olle Johansson, the Swedish researcher who has been outspoken about the harms associated with EMFs, regularly sends out updates about new research etc. E-mail to sign up:

Cece Doucette of Massachusetts for Safe Technology runs accessible online sessions for those new to the issue of wireless health harm and for those who want to reduce their exposure. She encourages “safer cell phone use” an idea anathema to folks like Arthur Firstenberg, but her updates are upbeat and perhaps more accessible to mainstream audiences. Sign up here.

Environmental Health Trust does great work including recently publishing an excellent report entitled 5G, Cell Towers and Wireless Legal & Liability Issues You can download the report in pdf here.

Smart Meter Education Network is a Michigan focused group providing direct support and advice to Michiganders. You can sign up for their newsletter which contains news relevant internationally here.

Children’s Health Defense runs a 5G and wireless campaign and you can sign up for their newsletters with updates from around the world here.

Smart Meter Harm regularly updates their website with news and info about smart meters, satellites, cell towers and other matters of interest. Based in California but applicable internationally, there is also a landmark report on smart meters and fires. Check out their website here.

Activist Post regularly publishes posts about smart meters and other issues. Click here.

And last but not least, we (Stop Smart Meters!) send out e-mail updates with news from California and beyond. To sign up please send a request to

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Elettra: Great Italian Short Film About Electro-Injury/ Sensitivity

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The Grinch Pays a Visit to Virginia this Christmas

At least dozens of people– including Milton Williams, the former smart meter installer turned whistleblower interviewed below– have apparently been involuntarily disconnected from the grid by Dominion Energy in Virginia after refusing smart meters on their homes.  This as freezing temperatures spread across the country.

We demand that Dominion reconnect every single family who has been illegally disconnected, and *at least* provide an option for people to retain or replace an analog meter. If they won’t do it, regulators need to step in and do their jobs.

Video interview with those who had their electricity disconnected can be viewed here:

Update Dec. 22nd 2022 Milton reports: “Good news is that Dominion Energy installed our power back with an analog meter — only because they heard the voices of the people.  A special  thanks   to  Attorney John Janson for being the only lawyer who was willing to take on Dominion Energy’s injustice.  Without everyone’s support this would not have been possible. Better days are ahead. But the fight is not over–we are  just getting started there are thousands of people who still need help.”

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