Aurora Energy Resources Inc.
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Aurora Energy Resources Inc.

June 19, 2008 16:52 ET

Aurora Strengthens Dialogue With Community Representatives, Establishes Michelin Project Community Panel

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - Aurora Energy Resources Inc. ("Aurora" or "the Company") (TSX:AXU) is pleased to announce the creation of a new panel that will give community representatives from coastal Labrador input into project planning and key environmental work.

Aurora is currently seeking applications from coastal Labrador citizens who are interested in participating in the Michelin Project Community Panel. The Panel is an important element of Aurora's work program, which is focused on ensuring the Michelin Project can be developed in a safe manner with minimal impact on the land, wildlife and nearby communities.

"Our intention is to continue to be open, transparent and participative as we move the Michelin Project forward," says Dr. Mark O'Dea, President and CEO, Aurora Energy Resources. "The Panel not only provides the community an in-depth forum for discussion and direction, but gives citizens an open and direct line of access to project planning."

The Panel's mandate is to:

- Identify opportunities to improve the project's fit within the community through discussion of community issues and concerns

- Communicate information about the proposed Michelin Project to the community

- Provide input on specific project details, such as tailings management, project design, environmental and engineering studies, and community benefits

- Provide input on consultation activities and materials

- Obtain public feedback and bring to the Panel

The Panel is to be comprised of approximately 10 members and will include representatives from Postville, Makkovik, Nain, Hopedale, Rigolet, North West River, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Sheshashiu, Natuashish and Aurora. The Panel is seeking a diverse representation of community interests, including residents, business owners, hunters, fishers, teachers and principals, students (age 16 years and older), elders, health care, community and recreation interests.

The Panel will meet six to eight times per year. The initial membership is for one year and some travel is required as meetings will rotate throughout North Coast communities. Deadline for applications is July 14, 2008 with the Panel's first meeting scheduled for August 2008.

For more information on the Michelin Project Community Panel or to submit an application, please visit www.aurora-energy.ca, or the Aurora offices in Postville, Makkovik, or in Happy Valley - Goose Bay, or call Waylon Williams at 709-896-3260.

ABOUT AURORA

Aurora is a uranium development company focused on the Central Mineral Belt in Coastal Labrador - one of the world's most promising uranium districts. Aurora is committed to responsible development with lasting local benefits and the highest standards of safety, health, and environmental protection.

Certain information presented herein, including information or statements relating to our strategy, plans or future performance and other information that express management's expectation or estimates of future performance constitutes "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, those with respect to the timing and amount of estimated future resources and resource conversion rates, future operations, project costs and production, potential for expansion of resources and potential size of future exploration programs and potential timing of receipt of permits and classification of future mineral resources, and potential for future benefits, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievement of Aurora to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, risks related to the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, uncertainty in the estimation of mineral resources, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future prices of uranium, environmental risks and hazards, increased infrastructure and/or operating costs, labor and employment matters, and government regulation as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Aurora's most recent Annual Information Form available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although Aurora has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Forward looking statements speak only as of the date at which they are made. Aurora disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, accept where required by applicable law. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Aurora Energy Resources Inc.
    Andrea Marshall
    Manager, Government and Media Relations
    (709) 726-2223
    or
    Aurora Energy Resources Inc.
    Don Falconer
    VP Corporate Affairs
    (416) 362-5556
    Website: www.aurora-energy.ca