The question for me is this, is California going to lead the way and open up more land to mining? We need more than lithium, also cobalt for batteries and copper for the motor windings for the electric motors, as well as for the wind generators. And also all the concrete and iron for building things like wind turbine and solar panel farms.Do you know there are over 140 Lithium mines in various parts of the world "proposed" but stuck in various stages of permitting and NI-4301 mine lifecycle studies to get funding. If you knew anything on mining, you would know it is not as simple as put your shovel in the ground and dig. To open a mine today you have to prove you have the funding to return the entire mine to the way it was before you touched it and you are environmentally responsible throughout it's lifecycle and the product delivery it produces.
The answer of course from California will be a big flat NO WAY, not in my backyard. So all of these new mines will be placed in places like Africa and South America and China, where the people of California cannot see the environmental impacts, thus they can feel really good about themselves.