Gabriel Resources Ltd.

Gabriel Resources Ltd.

July 02, 2009 11:48 ET

Gabriel/RMGC's Statement Regarding the Decision of the Bucharest Court of Appeal in EIA Case

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 2, 2009) - Gabriel / Rosia Montana Gold Corporation (RMGC)(TSX:GBU) further states, as it has from the beginning, that the EIA procedure does not require a valid urbanism certificate (UC). This has been the reason behind the litigation between RMGC and the Romanian Ministry of Environment.

At present, according to our Romanian legal advisors, there is no legal basis in European Union environmental law or Romanian environmental law (which is the same as EU environmental law) for suspending an EIA review process. Nor is there any legal provision in EU or Romanian environmental law requiring the existence of an UC in order to undertake the assessment phase of an EIA review (the TAC review process in Romania).

The Bucharest Court of Appeal has yesterday ruled on a procedural exception of the Environment Ministry, former Environment Minister and former secretary of state, unrelated to the principal issue of RMGC's legal challenge. The effect of this decision is to dismiss RMGC's claim, however the decision failed to address RMGC's principal question, being whether an UC is required to conduct the EIA review process. RMGC will analyze the Court's decision, once received, and the reasons which led to it and will decide its further actions.

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Gabriel is a Canadian-based resource company committed to responsible mining and sustainable development in the communities in which it operates. Gabriel is currently engaged in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Romania and is presently engaged in the development of the Rosia Montana gold project. For more information please visit Gabriel's website at

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