General Moly Announces Preliminary Injunction Motion Denied, Without Prejudice, Related to Mt. Hope Record of Decision Appeal
LAKEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--General Moly, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE MKT and TSX: GMO), a U.S.-based molybdenum mineral development, exploration and mining company, announced that on August 22, 2013 U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones issued an Order denying, without prejudice, the Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by Great Basin Resource Watch and the Western Shoshone Defense Project (“Plaintiffs”) scheduled previously for oral argument on September 3, 2013. Prior to the Court’s Order, the parties had filed a Joint Stipulation to Continue Preliminary Injunction Oral Argument, advising the Court that as a result of current economic conditions, including the Company’s ongoing financing efforts, all major ground disturbing construction activities had ceased at the Mt. Hope Project. The parties agreed that upon the Company’s decision to recommence significant ground-disturbing activities approved by the Record of Decision (“ROD”) issued by the U.S Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”), sixty days advance notice will be provided to Plaintiffs. The Court’s Order permits Plaintiffs to refile their Motion for Preliminary Injunction at that time, or if the scope of minor ongoing approved site activities exceeds the stipulated agreement. The Complaint remains pending before the U.S. District Court.
As reported earlier, on February 15, 2013, Plaintiffs filed a Complaint against the United States Department of Interior and BLM in the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, seeking relief under the National Environmental Policy Act and other federal laws challenging the BLM’s issuance of the ROD for the Mt. Hope Project, and on February 20, 2013 filed a Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. The Order also denied, without prejudice, Plaintiffs’ Motion for Order Regarding Scope of Any Hearing on Motion for Preliminary Injunction.
Bruce D. Hansen, Chief Executive Officer of General Moly, said “We are pleased with the Court’s decision that vacates the September 3rd hearing denying the preliminary injunction (without prejudice) challenging the ROD. We are also continuing our preparation for addressing the merits of the Plaintiffs’ Complaint and validating the exhaustive environmental analysis and review that lasted more than 6 years. The Company supports the work completed by the BLM and believes that the ROD complies with all federal statutes and rules, and is highly robust and very defensible."
General Moly is a U.S.-based molybdenum mineral development, exploration and mining company listed on the NYSE MKT (formerly the NYSE AMEX) and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol GMO. Our primary asset, our interest in the Mt. Hope Project located in central Nevada, is considered one of the world's largest and highest grade molybdenum deposits. Combined with our second molybdenum property, the Liberty Project that is also located in central Nevada, our goal is to become the largest pure play primary molybdenum producer in the world. For more information on the Company, please visit our website at http://www.generalmoly.com.
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