Rio Tinto

On Friday, the Bristol Bay Native Corporation’s Education Foundation sold more than $6.48 million worth of mining shares donated by Rio Tinto.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has details on how the Foundation will make use of the windfall.


The Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives recently weighed in on the decision by Rio Tinto to get out of the Pebble Mine project. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Reaction to Rio Tinto's Divestment Decision

Apr 9, 2014

This week’s announcement that Rio Tinto is giving away its 19-percent stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals is drawing praise from several of opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Rio Tinto Gives Up on the Pebble Mine

Apr 7, 2014

The effort to develop the massive gold and copper resource in the Bristol Bay region known as the Pebble Deposit took another major hit Monday. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The chief financial officers for the city of New York and the state of California are continuing to call for major mining company Rio Tinto to divest itself from Northern Dynasty. Both New York City and California hold substantial amounts of Rio Tinto stock, and as shareholders they're trying to promote responsible investments, which they say the Pebble Mine is not.  

KDLG’s Dave Bendinger has more:

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Northern Dynasty Minerals

A member of the Northern Dynasty Minerals Board of Directors has resigned. Stephen Scott is the General Manager with Rio Tinto’s copper division and he was appointed to the Northern Dynasty Minerals Board in 2007.