International mining group Rio Tinto has selected Sam Walsh as its new CEO, after letting Tom Albanese go earlier this month over disappointing losses posted by the Anglo-Australian giant. Last April, as reported by Pebble Watch, Albanese had told Rio Tinto shareholders that he opposed developing Pebble as an open-pit mine. Walsh is not on record with an opinion about the design of the proposed Pebble mine.
Albanese is a graduate of University of Fairbanks whose experience includes serving as general manager of the Greens Creek mine near Juneau in the 1990s.
Rio Tinto owns a 19.6 percent share of Northern Dynasty Minerals, a 50 percent member of the Pebble Limited Partnership, which seeks to develop the Pebble prospect.
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Pebble Watch is an impartial, educational and fact-based initiative of the BBNC Land Department to disseminate information regarding the proposed Pebble Mine project to BBNC shareholders and interested parties.