Bill Koch is the most outspoken and deeply invested opponent of the Cape Wind project, a plan for an offshore wind farm that would supply green energy” says developer Jim Gordon. Gordon has spent $70 million personally developing the project over the last 12 years, but has been stymied by Koch, who has spent $5 million and more than a decade suing Cape Wind to keep the $2.6 billion project from moving forward.
Koch Brothers Use Actress To Portray Disgruntled Voter In Mark Begich Attack Ad: The commercial features an unidentified Alaskan voter, who is actually an actress living in Maryland, according to The New York Times. In the ad, the actress blames Begich for breaking his promise to Alaskans.
Koch brothers poured tens of millions of dollars into anti-choice movement. Senior Washington correspondent Adele Stan wrote Tuesday that tax documents show Koch-directed “pro-business” groups threw their money and resources behind legislative initiatives designed to shut down women’s health clinics and deny women access to contraception, reproductive health services and abortions.
Group Linked to Kochs Admits to Campaign Finance Violations: A secretive nonprofit group with ties to the billionaire conservative businessmen Charles and David Koch admitted to improperly failing to disclose more than $15 million in contributions it funneled into state referendum battles in California.
Conservative advocates funded by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch have launched a massive campaign pressuring states to deny health care coverage to lower income Americans through the Medicaid expansion contained in the Affordable Care Act.
Exclusive: The Koch brothers' secret bank: The group, Freedom Partners, and its president, Marc Short, serve as an outlet for the ideas and funds of the mysterious Koch brothers, cutting checks as large as $63 million to groups promoting conservative causes, according to an IRS document to be filed shortly.
On Thursday, Think Progress reported that a huge cloud of petroleum coke recently recorded floating over the sky in Detroit is owned by – you guessed it - Koch Carbon. Furthermore, the stash is being stored illegally. Described as a “high-carbon, high-sulfur byproduct of Canadian tar sands,” the black dust contains “metal vanadium, which is believed to cause cancer in high concentrations and prolonged exposures.”
Charles Koch Claims Scrapping The Minimum Wage Would Be GOOD For Poor People: In an interview with The Wichita Eagle on Tuesday, Charles Koch said that doing away with the federal minimum wage requirement in the United States would actually benefit the poor. "Anything that people with limited capital can do to raise themselves up, they keep throwing obstacles in their way. And so we’ve got to clear those out. Or the minimum wage. Or anything that reduces the mobility of labor."
How the Koch brothers screwed over the climate even more than you know:A quarter of senators and more than one-third of representatives have signed a little-known pledge — backed by the Kochs — not to spend any money to fight climate change without an equivalent amount of tax cuts.
You Won’t Believe WHEN and WHY the Tea Party Movement Was Created! An academic study by the National Cancer Institute of Health has confirmed that front-groups with long-standing ties to the tobacco industry and the Koch brothers sinisterly planned this pseudo-populist uprising more than a decade before it burst onto the US political scene.
Koch-Funded Misinformation Campaign Aims to Derail Renewable Energy Growth: Spearheaded by a stealthy, Koch-funded lobby group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) that drafts state legislation that serves the interests of its corporate backers and the industry-backed Heartland Institute, these two groups have already begun to foist legislation called the “Electricity Freedom Act” on state legislatures across the nation.
Koch Brothers' Political Activism Protects Their 50-Year Stake in Canadian Heavy Oils Koch Industries has touched virtually every aspect of the tar sands industry. It has been involved in mining bitumen, the hydrocarbon resin found in the oil sands; in pipeline systems to collect and transport Canadian crude; in exporting the heavy oils to the U.S.; in refining the sulfurous, low-grade feedstock; and in the distribution and sale of a variety of finished products, from jet fuel to asphalt. .
Detroit's mountains of petroleum coke are 'dirtier than the dirtiest fuel' Byproduct of tar sands production is piling up in Detroit, and environmentalists fear Keystone XL pipeline will bring more. Now it could become a familiar feature at storage yards and water fronts across the country as the oil industry in the US and Canada struggles to deal with a glut of waste from Alberta's tar sands production.
Koch Brothers Cashing In 220,000 Acres of Tar Sands Holdings Recent action by Koch Oil Sands pulls the curtain back further on the Koch family's deep but quiet involvement in Canada's oil sands industry. Calgary-based Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC, said it would entertain offers to acquire the entire Koch Exploration partnership or to buy any of its many undeveloped oil sands properties within Alberta's vast reserves of oil sands.
When documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney produced a film called Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream it zeroed in on one address and the wealthy folk who live there. One of them, David Koch, sits on the board of WNET as well as Bostons WGBH. In April, ITVS sent word that they decided not to move forward with the project.
A Black Mound of Canadian Oil Waste Is Rising Over Detroit: Detroit’s ever-growing black mountain is the unloved, unwanted and long overlooked byproduct of Canada’s oil sands boom. And no one knows quite what to do about it, except Koch Carbon, which owns it. The company is controlled by Charles and David Koch, wealthy industrialists who back a number of conservative and libertarian causes including activist groups that challenge the science behind climate change.
New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart: The former Microsoft programmer proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe barcodes to check whether right-wing billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch were behind a product on the shelves.
10 Things You Need To Know About Right Puppet Masters, The Koch Brothers. The Koch brothers are the poster boys for the corporatocracy. They have managed to get their fingers into every branch of government and our everyday lives. It’s almost impossible to find some aspect of America that they don’t have influence over.