The Executive Power reported that it has no plans to grant more surface mining concession in addition to the Crucitas and Bellavista projects.
This was the answer by Minister of the Environment, Roberto Dobles, in response to the moratorium issued by the Peace with Nature Initiative (IPN) as open air mining is considered to negatively impact the environment.
The government has denied a Canadian company a license.
The Costa Rican authorities in the mining sector have declined the request to reopen the Bellavista gold mine by the Canadian company B2 Gold, arguing that the act would be contrary to the national moratorium on mining.
The Bellavista mining company has gone to the Administrative Court seeking permission to reactivate gold mining activities in Puntarenas.
According to the general manager of Metales Procesados MRW S.A., Donald Brown, the suit against the Costa Rican government was filed last May but the information had not been released until now. The official says they are not seeking any compensation, the intention is only to be allowed to reactivate operations.
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