Gabriel Resources Ltd.
Regarding the Decision of the Bucharest Court of Appeal in EIA Case
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July
2, 2009) - Gabriel / Rosia Montana Gold Corporation (RMGC)(TSX:GBU)
further states, as it has from the beginning, that the EIA procedure
does not require a valid urbanism certificate (UC). This has been the
reason behind the litigation between RMGC and the Romanian Ministry of
At present, according to our Romanian legal advisors, there is no legal
basis in European Union environmental law or Romanian environmental law
(which is the same as EU environmental law) for suspending an EIA
review process. Nor is there any legal provision in EU or Romanian
environmental law requiring the existence of an UC in order to
undertake the assessment phase of an EIA review (the TAC review process
Court of Appeal has yesterday ruled on a procedural exception of the
Environment Ministry, former Environment Minister and former secretary
of state, unrelated to the principal issue of RMGC's legal challenge.
The effect of this decision is to dismiss RMGC's claim, however the
decision failed to address RMGC's principal question, being whether an
UC is required to conduct the EIA review process. RMGC will analyze the
Court's decision, once received, and the reasons which led to it and
will decide its further actions.
Gabriel is a Canadian-based resource company committed to responsible
mining and sustainable development in the communities in which it
operates. Gabriel is currently engaged in the exploration and
development of mineral properties in Romania and is presently engaged
in the development of the Rosia Montana gold project. For more
information please visit Gabriel's website at www.gabrielresources.com.
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