Lithium open-pit mining is an undue environmentally-degrading consequence of displacing gasoline-powered cars with electric-battery alternatives. The responsible way to mitigate climate catastophe is to reduce our profligate production in the transportation, manufacturing and energy sectors. Here's a truncated article from Earth Island Journal, *The Rush for White Gold,* by Austin Price, about irreparable harm to Thacker Pass, Nevada. As a prelude to the reading is a 12-point Statement of Solidarity with various actions around the world resisting fossil fuels, nuclear and alternative energy. This draft statement is the inititative of Don Fitz, Green Party of St. Louis, with reworking by Barbara Chicherio and Angelika Mueller-Rowry.