Update: Western Shoshone Await US District Court Decision

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Larry Hicks heard testimony from attorney, Roger Flynn, on behalf of the Western Shoshone and environmental group, Great Basin Resource Watch, lawyers representing Barrick Gold Corporation, and others in the struggle for Mt. Tenabo. Western Shoshone communities, the Western Shoshone Defense Project, and Great Basin Resource Watch, filed an injunction several weeks ago to stop further destruction of Mt. Tenabo, sacred to the Western Shoshone people, by Barrick’s Cortez Hills mining operation.  The hearing at the Federal Court in Reno, Nevada, began on January 20th. Two days later, Judge Hicks extended a restraining order until Monday, January 26th, when he will decide whether or not to stop the Cortez Hills operation until a full hearing on the project’s merits is held.

Stay tuned…

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