Rio Tinto Group
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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Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Rio Tinto Group
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Rio Tinto Group $2,067,635
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Natural Resources,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Real Estate & Land Use,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Foreign Relations,
- Clean Air & Water
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1904 Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011 S.26 Elimination of Double Subsidies for the Hardrock MiningIndustry Act of 2011 H.R.190 Protecting America's Workers Act S.153 Robert C. Byrd Mine and Workplace Safety and Health Act of 2011 H.R.2584 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.4402 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 S.RES.251 A resolution expressing support for improvement in the collection, processing, and consumption of recyclable materials throughout the United States. H.R.8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 H.R.2055 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.4310 Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
RegulationsMentioned in 2 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
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The tables show occurrences of "Rio Tinto Group" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 1 EPA Approval, Disapproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Arizona; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan and Interstate Transport Plan; Interference with Visibility Requirement 2012
- Toggle 1 USTR GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES (GSP): NOTICE REGARDING THE INITIATION OF THE 2011 ANNUAL GSP PRODUCT AND COUNTRY ELIGIBILITY PRACTICES REVIEW AND DEADLINES FOR FILING PETITIONS 2011