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July 22, 2021

Judge to decide on lithium mine at Nevada-Oregon line by month's end

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. — A judge considering legal challenges to government approval of a Nevada mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium said Wednesday she'll decide by the end of the month whether to grant the conservationists' bid for a temporary ban on any digging at the site because of potential harm to sage grouse and other wildlife.

U.S. District Judge Miranda Du also agreed to an expedited review of a new request from a Nevada tribe to join the legal battle and seek a similar restraining order based on its claim the mine would disturb sacred tribal burial grounds near the Nevada-Oregon line.

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