An application has been made to have a lawsuit filed by environmentalists over a $200-million uranium deal thrown out.

Cameco, AREVA, the Northern Village of Pinehouse and the Kineepik Metis Local filed the motion to strike a week ago.

It was in response to a lawsuit launched against them in June by a group of environmentalists opposed to the collaboration agreement signed by those parties last year.

Cameco spokesman Rob Gereghty says the suit is a frivolous attempt by the plaintiffs to voice their opposition to the uranium industry.

“Our position is that this is politically-motivated and an abuse of the legal system.  Those would be our reasons for why we are filing an application to strike.”

The environmentalists have argued local citizens weren’t allowed to view the agreement before it was signed — and that the deal will harm the environment, Aboriginal rights and the local way of life.