[PDF] Drummond response
[PDF] Drummond response (see Annex 1 of PAX report)- 01 June 2014
I am writing on behalf of Drummond Ltd. In regard to your report: “Facts and Figures on Coal Mining in Cesar.” As detailed more fully below, Drummond disputes the “facts” of your report and hereby puts you on notice that the publication of this report will result in Drummond seeking any and all legal action available to it.
Drummond Ltd., beginning with the grant of the La Loma coal concession in 1989 undertook construction of a world class mine, railway and port. This was during a period of great turmoil in Colombia. From inception to the present Drummond refuses to become part of any conflict and has never supported illegal groups.
Drummond has been successfully defending allegations of the nature cited in your report for over ten years. In 2007 a Jury determined that Drummond was not responsible for the deaths of the three union leaders who were killed in 2001. More recently, a District Court in Alabama dismissed two more cases based on allegations of Drummond providing support to paramilitaries. Drummond has prevailed in every case that has been decided by a judge or jury…