Lithium Co. Says Tribes Joined Suit Opposing Mine Too Late

By Diamond Naga Siu (August 16, 2021, 5:46 PM EDT) -- Lithium Nevada Corp. urged a Nevada federal judge to let it continue working on its mine, arguing that the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Atsa koodakuh wyh Nuwu and Burns Paiute Tribe were too late in expressing concerns about disturbing possibly protected cultural sites.

A ranch had challenged the mine approval, alleging that the mine project infringed its natural resource permits, and the tribes were allowed to join the lawsuit after sharing that a massacre site, possible burial site and historic properties within the project's impact area were eligible for protection under the National Historic Preservation Act.

But Lithium Nevada wrote in its...

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