A new study released today concludes that Koch Industries and its subsidiaries stand to make as much as $100 billion in profits if the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is given the go-ahead by U.S. President Obama.
|By: Kevin Grandia Sunday October 20, 2013 4:00 pm|
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 24, 2013 11:17 am|
A report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop details the extensive amount of money Charles and David Koch have provided to colleges and non-profits. The Koch Brothers have already established themselves as one of America’s most influential political forces but now there is detailed evidence how far their reach extends into purportedly independent organizations and institutions.
|By: Steve Horn Tuesday July 16, 2013 5:50 pm|
A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Robert Bauer, former White House Counsel and President Barack Obama’s personal attorney, works at the corporate law firm Perkins Coie LLP, which does legal work for TransCanada’s South Central LNG Project, formerly known as Alaska Gas Pipeline Project.
Furthermore, Dan Sullivan, current Commissioner of Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources, and former Alaska Attorney General and former Assistant Secretary of State in the Bush Administration, is a former Perkins attorney.
|By: cgibson Thursday May 23, 2013 6:00 pm|
Amid concerns that Koch Industries could buy several major U.S. newspapers from Tribune Company, industrial billionaire David Koch was forced to step down as trustee of WNET, New York City’s largest public TV station, after the New Yorker revealed how WNET gave Koch inappropriate influence over its programming. Mr. Koch was floating a seven-figure donation over WNET’s leadership as the station aired a movie that portrayed him as a particularly greedy Manhattan resident.
Sure enough, WNET didn’t get David Koch’s hefty donation.
|By: DSWright Wednesday April 24, 2013 10:20 am|
Charles and David Koch, owners of Koch Industries, are looking into the purchase of the Tribune Company; a media conglomerate that owns the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. Given the Koch brothers’ extensive funding of right-wing causes the news that they were interested in buying one of America’s most powerful media companies was concerning to many who wondered if the interest was purely business. Now it has been reported that their interest in the media company is mostly political.
|By: cgibson Thursday April 4, 2013 7:02 pm|
What is the State Policy Network, aka SPN?
|By: Jcoleman Sunday March 24, 2013 8:59 am|
Mother Jones Magazine has uncovered a new twist in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. As it turns out, the authors who drafted the environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline worked for Transcanada, Koch Industries, Shell Oil, and other oil corporations that stand to benefit from building the Keystone XL. Not only did the State Department know about these conflicts of interest, they redacted this information from public filings in attempt to conceal the truth.
|By: Jcoleman Thursday March 21, 2013 4:15 pm|
Chris Stewart, a Republican from Utah, was recently appointed Chair of the House subcommittee on Science.
This means that Congressman Stewart now has dominion over the EPA, climate change research, and “all activities related to climate.”
|By: Steve Horn Tuesday January 15, 2013 1:05 pm|
Renewable energy is under attack in the Tar Heel State. That’s the word from Greenpeace USA‘s Connor Gibson today in a report that implicates King Coal powerhouse, Duke Energy and the fossil fuel industry at-large.
|By: Matthew Fleischer Monday November 5, 2012 4:30 pm|
California’s Proposition 32 proposes outlawing the use of automatic payroll deductions from union members and corporations for political purposes. Backed by such labor-hating billionaires as the Koch Brothers, Charles Munger Jr., and by anti-marriage equality crusaders like Howard Ahmanson and Larry T. Smith, the measure will decimate unions’ ability to participate in the political process—stripping them of their considerable clout in the state. But that doesn’t mean Prop. 32 is purely about union-busting. Instead, the measure provides its wealthy backers with a means to an end — to eliminate organized labor as the most significant obstacle to imposing a corporate and fundamentalist religious agenda on an otherwise stalwart progressive state.
Prop. 32 isn’t an end game. It’s the beginning of a much larger conservative agenda for California.