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“Cerrejón respects the ruling of the constitutional court on the La Puente PIT Project”

Author: Cerrejo coal, Published on: 21 August 2017

August 11 of 2017

The Constitutional Court has decided to postpone the start of mining activity towards the natural course of Bruno Creek for a period of three months. In that time, a ruling will be issued on the application for the protection of constitutional rights (tutela) in which the communities of La Horqueta, Paradero, and Gran Parada are requesting a prior consultation regarding the partial modification engineering works of said creek in association with the expansion of the La Puente Pit…Cerrejón respects the court's decision and we will not work in the mining area towards the natural course until a definitive ruling is issued…We have presented the project and led visits to the site to over 15,000 people, including communities, authorities, employees, contractors, members of NGOs, journalists, and opinion leaders...

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