Very true...IR has verbally claimed that DNG is not on the hook.  If this is the case simply clear it up in a news release.  IR has also stated that the verbal has been given on the perimits so why not let the market know and not just those who call in and ask.  This verbal permit has been lingering for way to long no matter what country you are drilling in. It's not like all the signing offiers were sitting around the lunch room talking" yo joe we good on dng?  oh ya jose were good.  so we got the verbal then? Yup..great so what do we do now?  leave it with maria and she can handle it after her holiday". Put it in writing and on the record.  This is obviouly a major concern for investors so why not protect them and the faith they have put in the company.