According to a report by Friends of the Earth (FoE), lithium extraction inevitably harms the soil and causes air contamination. As demand rises, the mining impacts are “increasingly affecting communities where this harmful extraction takes place, jeopardising their access to water,” says the report.
In pictures: South America’s ‘lithium fields’ reveal the dark side of our electric future — https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/02/01/south-america-s-lithium-fields-reveal-the-dark-side-of-our-electric-future
Great pictures. Scary story.
Scarier than Going Green is Not Cheap – Updated 07.04.22