The Rio Tinto Group is a diversified, British-Australian, multinational mining and resources group with headquarters in London and Melbourne. The company was founded in 1873, when a multinational consortium of investors purchased a mine complex on the Rio Tinto river, in Huelva, Spain from the Spanish government. Since then, the company has grown through a long series of mergers and acquisitions to place itself among the world leaders in the production of many commodities, including aluminium, iron ore, copper, uranium, coal, and diamonds. Although primarily focused on extraction of minerals, Rio Tinto also has significant operations in refining, particularly for refining bauxite and iron ore. The company has operations on six continents but is mainly concentrated in Australia and Canada, and owns gross assets valued at $81 billion through a complex web of wholly and partly owned subsidiaries. In 2007, the company was valued at $147 billion. Its head office in the United Kingdom is in the City of Westminster, London, while its Australian head office is in the City of Melbourne.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Rio Tinto Group
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Rio Tinto Group $2,520,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Natural Resources,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Real Estate & Land Use,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Disaster & Emergency Planning,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Science & Technology
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.409 Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2009 H.R.2509 Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2009 H.R.4880 Copper Basin Jobs Act H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 H.R.699 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 S.796 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 S.1733 Green Taxis Act of 2009 H.R.3326 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 H.R.5136 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 S.3800 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 3 dockets
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