Electric vehicles shouldn’t be the only answer

The fifth and final part of our series on lithium mining. We look at the environmental concerns and challenges the industry faces.

Hello Flatlanders,

Here is the fifth and final part about lithium mining in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

This last installment looks at the environmental concerns and challenges that lithium mining could face.

One of the people we talked to said Canada shouldn’t just focus on transitioning to electric vehicles. He suggested governments should do more to make other modes of transportation, like trains and bicycles, more convenient.

When mining rare earth elements, China’s head start on the rest of the world is also of concern because they are currently a dominant player in the lithium battery supply chain, and Canada might not be able to compete.

Read more about the environmental concerns and other challenges the lithium mining industry could face in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

In case you missed it, you can check out the first four parts of the series:

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Kelly-Anne Riess

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