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The Pipelines Behind The Epic Paul Ryan-Koch Industries Feud

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Koch Industries, one of the nation’s largest importers, is waging a campaign in Washington against a major new importation levy ― b...

Flurry Of State Bills Introduced, Likely Backed By Oil Industry, To Penalize Electric Car Drivers

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 02.23.2017 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

States across the U.S. have been introducing legislation that would punish people for switching to electric vehicles. Since the start of 2017, six sta...

Donald Trump And Paul Ryan Are Taking On Walmart And The Koch Brothers

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

Time to get right with your God, America, because the end times must be upon us: Paul Ryan is taking on the Koch brothers. In June, House Republicans...

Inaugural Balls Bring Together Politicians And The Corporations That Can Pay For Them

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Billionaire Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday with hundreds of thousands in attendance...

Trump's EPA Pick Urged To Come Clean On Ties To Secretive Koch-Funded Group

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

Six senators urged President-elect Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency pick on Wednesday to reveal his ties to a secretive fundraising gr...

Koch Industries and Fracking Lobbyist Mike Catanzaro To Lead Trump Energy Team

Steve Horn | Posted 10.04.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The Washington Post has reported that Mike Catanzaro, a former senior energy staffer for Republican Party House Majority...

Have A New Koch And A Smile

Michael Conniff | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Michael Conniff

ASPEN--Somewhere between the LoJack hijack by the Tea Party and the high dudgeon of Donald Trump, Charles Koch and his devotees at Koch Industries dec...

Koch Brothers' Congressman Seeks To Block Efforts to Prevent Chemical Catastrophe

David Halperin | Posted 07.11.2016 | Green
David Halperin

Republican congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas, who represents Wichita, seems to be doing the bidding of the Koch Brothers once again: He has introduced legislation to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing or enforcing a rule to improve the safety of America's most dangerous chemical plants.

After the Deluge: Texas and France Split on Climate Science

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

Texas and France have a number of things in common. They're roughly the same size. They were both republics. They have delectable, widely loved cuisines. And, just last week, both were battered by torrential rains and flooding turbocharged by human-made global warming.

Documents: IOGCC-Spawned Loophole Creating Frackquake Crisis Faces Federal Lawsuit

Steve Horn | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

On May 4, several environmental organizations filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), calling for an end to the regulatory exemption it carved out in the late 1980s for the oil and gas industry with regards to how it handles industrial waste.

Fossil Fuel Industry-Funded Attorneys General Try to Block ExxonMobil Climate Fraud Probe

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

You could call it the battle of the attorneys general: one side representing the public interest, exactly what attorneys general are supposed to do; the other side representing the special interests, exactly what they are not supposed to do.

Hillary Rejects Koch Support -- So Why's She Taking Their Lobbyist Money?

Carbonated.TV | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Carbonated.TV

Clinton, no matter her rhetoric, is a pro-corporate Democrat who has significant ties to Koch Industries executives and lobbyists, and has allowed Koch Industries members to influence the policies of Democrats for decades.

Coal Companies' Secret Funding of Climate Science Denial Exposed

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

Recent bankruptcy filings reveal that coal companies are still funding climate science denier groups.

Obama EPA Must Act to Prevent Chemical Plant Catastrophe

David Halperin | Posted 03.29.2017 | Green
David Halperin

Tomorrow I'm scheduled to speak at an EPA public hearing addressing a new rule that the agency has proposed regarding dangers from America's chemical plants.

You Know Electric Cars Are Poised to Take Off When the Koch Brothers Plan the Technology's Demise

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 02.26.2017 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Many groups are gearing up to face off with Koch-funded front groups. But as the Union of Concerned Scientists recently pointed out, the planned Koch anti-EV campaign may in fact bring more attention toward electric vehicles and their many benefits.

Kochs Plotting Multi-Million-Dollar Assault On Electric Vehicles

The Huffington Post | Peter H. Stone | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

The oil and gas industry may have thought it had killed the electric car, but sales -- boosted by generous government subsidies -- rose dramatically b...

Does ExxonMobil Really Support a Carbon Tax?

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.17.2017 | Green
Elliott Negin

ExxonMobil claims it supports a revenue-neutral carbon tax and its lobbyists "have echoed that message in countless private briefings with members of Congress on carbon tax policy options." Then why do most ExxonMobil-funded lawmakers oppose the idea?

To Charles Koch, Professors are Lobbyists

Connor Gibson | Posted 01.28.2017 | Education
Connor Gibson

From 2005-2014, Koch spent $109.7 million on 361 distinct campuses, according to Greenpeace's updated analysis of IRS filings from Koch's nonprofit foundations.

To Charles Koch, Universities Are Propaganda Machines

Connor Gibson | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Connor Gibson

This article is the first of two posts examining Charles Koch's campus investments, as reported in Jane Mayer's Dark Money. The first post examines the history, long-term strategy, and true intent of the university "philanthropy" coordinated by Charles Koch.

Koch Brothers' 'Bankers' Sneak Anti-Wind Op-Ed Past the New York Times

Elliott Negin | Posted 01.06.2017 | Media
Elliott Negin

So who are Marc Short and Andy Koenig? The Times identified them only as "the president and senior policy adviser, respectively, at Freedom Partners, which advocates for free-market policies."

Meet the Lobbyists and Big Money Interests Pushing to End the Oil Exports Ban

Steve Horn | Posted 12.16.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

The ongoing push to lift the ban on exports of U.S.-produced crude oil appears to be coming to a close, with Congress agreeing to a budget deal with a provision to end the decades-old embargo.

A Koch Industries Lobbyist Took My Phone! (VIDEO)

Connor Gibson | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Connor Gibson

The American Legislative Exchange Council's three annual meetings are quite the spectacle. This month, at ALEC's third and final meeting of the year in Scottsdale, Arizona, I had an interesting encounter with a member of ALEC's board of directors.

Koch Brothers In Major Rift On Criminal Justice Reform

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major rift is opening among criminal justice reform advocates over how to deal with conservative efforts that could write off white-co...

How Exxon Mobil And Koch Brothers Created A Culture Of Climate Doubt

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business

One of the biggest studies to examine how climate change became controversial points to the unified dialogue coming out of the hundreds of individuals...

Kochs Brothers' 'Freedom Partners' Investments Exposed

Mary Bottari | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Mary Bottari

The Koch network's secret bank, "Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce," spent big during the 2014 midterm elections, including bankrolling efforts to roll back Wall Street reform. The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has been digging into some of the Freedom Partner funding streams.