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Old documents fuel latest bid to halt Nevada lithium mine

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Old documents fuel latest bid to halt Nevada lithium mine

FILE - A series of greenhouses are pictured at the University of Nevada, Reno, where a rare desert wildflower is growing in this photo taken on Feb. 10, 2020, in Reno, Nevada. Few people had ever heard of Tiehm's buckwheat when conservationists filed a petition two years earlier to list the desert wildflower as an endangered species. But federal documents reviewed by The Associated Press show the rare plant at the center of a fight over a proposed lithium mine in Nevada has been on the government's radar for more than two decades.