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What is the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act, and is it good for Nevadans? 

FILE - Construction continues at the Thacker Pass lithium mine on April 24, 2023, near Orovada, Nev. The Biden administration has agreed to provide a $2.26 billion conditional loan to Lithium Americas, Thursday, March 14, 2024, to help cover construction costs of a processing facility at its giant lithium mine in the works in northern Nevada near the Oregon line. (AP Photo/ Rick Bowmer, File)
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FILE - Construction continues at the Thacker Pass lithium mine on April 24, 2023, near Orovada, Nev. The Biden administration has agreed to provide a $2.26 billion conditional loan to Lithium Americas, Thursday, March 14, 2024, to help cover construction costs of a processing facility at its giant lithium mine in the works in northern Nevada near the Oregon line.

They call Nevada the Silver State for a reason.

Mining has long played a major role in the state’s economy. Now, Congress is considering a law that will help shore up mining efforts on public lands.

Environmental groups call it a free-for-all — a step back to the days of the Wild West. So what is the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act, and is it good for Nevadans?


Guests: Catherine Cortez Masto, U.S. Senator; Olivia Tanager, director, Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club

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Paul serves as KNPR's producer and reporter in Northern Nevada. Based in Reno, Paul specializes in covering state government and the legislature.
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