Author Topic: NASA Opposes Lithium Mining at Ancient Nevada Lakebed, Says Land Is Vital to Calibrate Satellites  (Read 1216 times)

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Offline Elderberry

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Epoch Times by Elizabeth Dowell 6/23/2023

NASA opposes lithium mining at an ancient Nevada lakebed site used to calibrate satellites, as federal officials have blocked mining in the heart of Nevada’s Railroad Valley.

The agency says the site is indispensable for calibrating the razor-sharp measurements of hundreds of satellites orbiting overhead.

At NASA’s request, the Bureau of Land Management has declared that 36 square miles of the roughly 90-square-mile lakebed are no longer available for exploration and mining.

Railroad Valley is large, flat, barren, uniform in color, generally free of clouds, and has remained unchanged over the past three decades, making it the best site in the United States for satellite calibration, according to NASA.


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That's a pretty good description of the place.
There isn't a lot.
But aside from Pine Valley, it has the other nine oil fields in Nevada.
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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

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