Rio Tinto

Villagers take part in a meeting about the Pebble Mine on August 27, 2013. (credit: Bill Roth/Getty Images)

Rio Tinto To Give Away Pebble Mine Project Shares

A major shareholder of a company behind a contentious Alaska mine project on Monday announced it was giving its shares away to two Alaska charitable organizations, at least one of which belongs to a larger group that has come out publicly against the project.


Sam Walsh, chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Group.  (credit: Aaron Bunch/Getty Images)

Rio Tinto Urged To Cut Ties To Alaska Mine Project

The chief financial officers of New York City and the state of California have asked Rio Tinto plc to sell its shares of the company behind the proposed Pebble Mine project in southwest Alaska.