You are correct sancab, that info flew under my radar. It happened the other day. Now B2 gold is saying that the moratorium on open pit mining does not affect them it affects NEW projects only.

 

According to Donald Brown, Bellavista mine manager and representative of Processed Metals MRW, B2 Gold Costa Rican partner, what happens is that they are not "understanding".

Brown felt that this project does not apply the moratorium declared by Decree 36 019-Minaet, because they are reviving an old plan.  The company has until Monday to appeal to the Ministry of Environment. It also has the possibility of ,,,wait for it,,, going to the courts.