PEBBLE - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Rio Tinto pulls out of controversial Alaska mine <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Rio Tinto pulls out of controversial Alaska mine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T17:56:31.225-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kennecott’s parent company, Rio Tinto, is pulling out of a proposed copper mine in southwest Alaska that sparked strong opposition because of the environmental harm it could cause in salmon-rich Bristol Bay. The London-based multinational company announced Monday it will donate its majority interest in the Pebble Project — a 19.1 percent shareholding — to two charitable organizations in Alaska. Rio Tinto’s withdrawal is another major blow to what would have been a massive open-pit copper, gold ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href=""> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:56:31 MDT