(Process to make Lithium development easier)....The County has approved a contract with Dudek Consulting.

They will create a specific plan and programmatic environmental impast report to further the development of a local lithium extraction industry. The specifc plan and EIR will expedite the state's permit process, allowing lithium developers to bein work as soon as possible. The funding for the contract will come from the lithium development plan included in the state budget.