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Lawsuit Aims to Protect Nevada Flower from Lithium-boron Mine

The Center for Biological Diversity is suing to save an endangered wildflower in Nevada. So reports the Reno Gazette Journal.

US FISHThe advocates are suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management in federal court to compel them to guard the plant under the Endangered Species Act, and the group has even gone as far as calling for around-the-clock security and fencing for the plant—none of which have been put in place yet despite pleas made last year.

More than 100 scientists urged officials to protect Tiehm’s buckwheat, the article notes. The plant is being threatened by a “proposed open-pit lithium-boron mine and affiliated activities.”

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