Powering the future: The drive for lithium – CBS News
With electric cars seen as the future of the American auto industry, companies are ramping up the production of batteries, which require lithium. Correspondent Ben Tracy looks at efforts to increase lithium mining in the U.S., and the struggle over its environmental costs.
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