Lithium Americas says federal permitting process is complete

Lithium Americas (TSX: LAC) said today it the United States Bureau of Land Management has issued the Record of Decision for the Thacker Pass lithium project.

Thacker Pass, located 100 km northwest of Winnemucca, in Humboldt County, Nevada.

Annual production capacity is estimated at 60,000 tpa for Li2CO3. Phase one of the project will see 30,000 tpa for 3.5 years.

“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,” commented Jon Evans, President and CEO. “With the federal permitting process complete, our focus is on advancing the financing process including discussions with potential strategic partners.”

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