U.S. advances plan to protect Nevada flower near lithium project

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Reuters

By Ernest Scheyder (Reuters) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a proposed rule on Friday to list the Tiehm’s buckwheat flower as an endangered species, the latest blow to ioneer Ltd’s plans to build a Nevada lithium mine that would supply the electric vehicle industry. The move, which had been expected , will start a 60-day period for public comment once the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register later this month. A final decision is expected within a year. Anyone is free to send comments to the agency, which said in a statement that “more information is needed to condu…

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