In the news today and from the weekend…
- Sierra Nevada Ally, The Nevada Independent and Patch report on May 27 of this year, four conservation and public accountability groups filed for a preliminary injunction in the Federal District Court in Reno that asks the court to prohibit construction of the Thacker Pass lithium mine.
- Reuters and Mining.com report a U.S. federal judge has ruled that Lithium Americas Corp may conduct excavation work at its Thacker Pass lithium mine site in Nevada, denying a request from environmentalists who said the digging could harm sage grouse and other wildlife.
- Mining.com reports Rio Tinto has approved a $108 million investment in underground development to enable early orebody access and undertake orebody characterization studies for underground mining at the Kennecott copper operations in Utah.
- K2 Radio reports Wyoming continues see increases in employment compared to the lows of 2020, except for the mining sector which is struggling to recover.
- Seeking Alpha reports Komatsu has been losing share in China and is increasingly seeing Chinese competitors taking away share in construction and mining markets across Southeast Asia, undermining some important profit centers.
- Argus reports independent power producer GenOn has delayed the retirement dates for two of its coal-fired power plants by more than six months.
- Associated Press reports two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change, though some environmental groups remain skeptical.
- Associated Press reports falling equipment killed a man at a Wyoming coal mine.