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Lithium Nevada’s Mine Can Proceed in Another Loss for Tribes

Jan. 13, 2022, 3:58 PM

A federal judge in Nevada again denied an attempt by tribes to block Lithium Nevada Corp.'s plans to build a mine near Thacker Pass after finding the tribes merely made arguments already rejected by the court.

The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony and Burns Paiute Tribe wanted the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada to put the case on hold pending their appeal in the Ninth Circuit. But a stay would maintain the status quo, the court said, and the status quo means construction can proceed.

The tribes were really asking for an order blocking construction, the court said.

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