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Ernest Scheyder

U.S. Senator Manchin promises to block mining royalty plan

Oct 14 2021

(Reuters) -U.S. Senator Joe Manchin has promised to block a proposed royalty for minerals extracted on federal land from advancing in the U.S. Senate's version of the hotly debated reconciliation package, a senate staffer said on Thursday.

U.S. Senator Manchin promises to block mining royalty plan

Oct 14 2021

Oct 14 U.S. Senator Joe Manchin has promised to block a proposed royalty for minerals extracted on federal land from advancing in the U.S. Senate's version of the hotly debated reconciliation package, a senate staffer said on Thursday.

Automakers funding new tech aimed at making greener lithium for EVs

Oct 07 2021

CALIPATRIA, Calif. Automakers, investors and even oilfield giant Schlumberger NV are beginning to embrace environmentally friendly technologies to produce lithium that could help meet 25% or more of global demand for the electric vehicle battery metal by the end of the decade.

BMW invests in lithium technology startup Lilac Solutions

Oct 06 2021

BMW said on Wednesday it will invest in lithium technology startup Lilac Solutions Inc to support more-efficient ways to produce the electric vehicle battery metal.

U.S. advances plan to protect Nevada flower near lithium project

Oct 01 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a proposed rule on Friday to list the Tiehm's buckwheat flower as an endangered species, the latest blow to ioneer Ltd's plans to build a Nevada lithium mine that would supply the electric vehicle industry.

In Arizona, Rio Tinto CEO seeks 'win-win' for Resolution copper project

Sep 29 2021

(Reuters) -A key Native American leader in Arizona declined to meet Rio Tinto Plc's chief executive this week, the latest roadblock in the mining giant's search for a "win-win" compromise to build its controversial Resolution Copper project.

North Carolina county zoning changes to affect Piedmont Lithium project

Sep 28 2021

(Reuters) -A North Carolina county on Tuesday added several mining-related standards to its zoning regulations, taking steps that directly affect a proposed Piedmont Lithium Inc mine that could eventually supply the ultralight battery mineral to Tesla Inc.

U.S. miners decry mineral royalty plan floated in Congress

Sep 16 2021

U.S. mining companies are blasting proposals in Congress that would set royalties for copper, lithium and other minerals extracted from federal land, with executives saying the measures would hurt domestic production of the building blocks for solar panels, electric vehicles and other green technologies.

Sibanye Stillwater buys half of ioneer's Nevada lithium project in $490 million deal

Sep 16 2021

(Reuters) -Sibanye Stillwater Ltd is buying half of ioneer Ltd's Nevada lithium mine project for $490 million, one of the largest deals ever for U.S. supply of the electric vehicle battery metal as demand is set to soar later this decade.

World News

ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit in rare move

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) -Southeast Asian countries will invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to a regional summit this month, delivering an unprecedented snub to the military leader who led a coup against an elected civilian government in February.