Anglo American sues Codelco over breach of contract

Anglo American said on 22 December that it had filed a writ with Santiago’s Court of Appeals, suing the Chilean firm for breach of contract in a dispute over its south Chilean assets. Codelco, the National Copper Corporation of Chile, took umbrage last month...

Utah groups sue Rio Tinto subsidiary for air pollution

Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and Utah Moms for Clean Air announced Monday they are suing Rio Tinto for polluting the Salt Lake Valley air. Dr. Brian Moench, from Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment says Utah Department of Air Quality data shows...

Opponents appeal decision to permit Michigan nickel-copper mine

Environmental and community groups opposed to a nickel and copper mine being constructed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula aren’t giving up the fight. AP reports that four groups against the Eagle Mine, under construction by Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company, a subsidiary...

Rio Tinto panned over Olympic medals

Will London 2012 sponsors BP, Dow, EDF and Rio Tinto tarnish the Olympic brand? In just seven months London opens its doors to the world for the ‘greatest show on earth’ and while the 2012 Olympics have been billed as the ‘greenest Games ever’, there are...