The Soros Foundation in Romania accuses the Alba County Council of issuing a new town planning green light for the controversial gold exploitation in Rosia Montana, only days after a court has annulled the previous urban certificate.
The certificate is required so that the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation would be enabled to continue its procedures for putting up an environmental impact evaluation study.
"It is a prove of contempt and despise towards the Justice and the Justice system's authority in Romania", a Soros press release reads.
According to the same source, the environmental impact report is a document which - beside being challenged itself - relies on two documents also attacked in court.
According to the Foundation, the "trick" will not or should not make any changes, since an urban certificate can't be obtained twice using the same project and the same conditions that caused the suspension of the previous certificate.
HotNews.ro, Aug 1, 2007