Barrick's Cortez Hills Gold Mine Gets Green Light

Law360, New York (April 15, 2010, 12:27 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has allowed Barrick Gold Corp. — the world's biggest gold mining company — to keep working on its Cortez Hills mining project in Nevada while the U.S. government conducts further environmental reviews, rejecting a bid by a group of Indian tribes to halt the project.

Judge Larry R. Hicks of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada ruled Tuesday that a narrow injunction proposed by Barrick, which would prohibit certain hazardous activities but not block the entire project, would be enough...
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