Who is Resolution Copper?
Resolution Copper Company, created in 2002, is a foreign-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto [55% owner] headquartered in the United Kingdom, and BHP (Broken Hill Properties) [45% owner] headquartered in Australia.
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London listed public company headquartered in the UK, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, with executive offices in Melbourne.
BHP Billiton was formed by a merger between BHP, one of Australia's oldest and largest companies, and Billiton, headquartered in London, with major operations and development projects in Australia, North and South America, and southern Africa.
Rio Tinto subsidiaries include Kennecott, which holds the record for producing the largest sulfate and heavy metal plume in the U. S. — at its Bingham Canyon operations in Salt Lake City, Utah. However, that's not all according to the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, May, 2006.
A Mining Company's [Kennecott] History and its Legal Implications
It is a partner with Freeport-McMoran in West Papua, Indonesia, participating in one of the worst environmental and human right's fiascos of our times.
BHP's lack of environmental responsibility is so serious that even their shareholders are complaining!