• Old documents fuel latest bid to halt Nevada lithium mine

    3 days ago - By Chron

    RENO, Nev. - Few people had ever heard of Tiehm's buckwheat when conservationists filed a petition two years ago to list the desert wildflower as an endangered species.
    But federal documents reviewed by The Associated Press show the rare plant at the center of a fight over a proposed lithium mine in Nevada has been on the government's radar for more than two decades.
    Conservationists who discovered the records are urging the Bureau of Land Management to take administrative action to create a mile-buffer around the flower while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers formal protection...
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