Lobbyists push to change the shape of Nevada mining

By Josie Shillito
Published: Thursday, 09 April 2015

Although Nevada has far better environmental regulation than many parts of the world, it is still the most lax jurisdiction in North America. Changes to regulation for gold mining in the US state will also affect industrial minerals such as lithium and graphite, which are being developed for extraction in the state.

Environmental lobbyists are calling for tougher mining regulation in Nevada, US, before electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. moves to potentially source some of its raw materials in the state. 

Nevada's large gold mining industry has been the focus of headlines...

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