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Does the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline rest in the hands of a bought and sold government?

Campaign Finance and the Fate of Keystone XL

While a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed yet again, the ultimate fate of the project is directly related to campaign finance. There is a war being waged through the medium of campaign finance that pits environmental concerns against the fossil fuel industry. The Keystone XL would transport more than 800,000 barrels of tar sands bitumen from…

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The Koch Brothers control their minions in Congress preventing many American from their livelihoods.

The Koch Brothers and the Government Shutdown

Charles and David Koch are oil barons who have been accused of being behind efforts to shutdown government.  In a bid to keep America from transitioning away from fossil fuels the Koch brothers are leading a powerful cadre of conservatives in a coordinated strategy designed to subvert democracy. They have cultivated very close relationships with Republicans including GOP presidential candidates…

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Wanted: The Koch Brothers for Climate Crimes

The Koch Brother’s Ties to GOP Presidential Candidates

Oil billionaires David and Charles Koch use their oil wealth to misinform Americans and influence the GOP. The Koch brothers have spent $55 million to fund climate denial front groups, their agenda includes efforts to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Koch Industries has given generously to conservative politicians throughout the country at both the federal and state level and many Republicans including GOP presidential candidates are known to…

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Enviro News Wrap: Why the Koch Brothers Are Lying About Solyndra; Oil Spill Off the Coast of Brazil; Green Business Fleeing California, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Koch brothers are the reason why the Solyndra story has been over-hyped and misreported. There are other stories you should be hearing more about (but probably won’t because Koch Industries doesn’t want you to) – stop wiping your counter tops with Georgia Pacific paper towels! The…

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If our leaders can't stand up to the vested interests of Big Oil and Big Coal, then we must do it ourselves. It is time for a change.

The Power and Energy of the Fossil Fuel Industry

Amidst the devastation that is, or perhaps was, the Gulf Coast, an immense spill in China, thousands of abandoned offshore wells continuously leaking, and the effects of GHG-driven climate change becoming increasingly apparent, one could have thought that now is the time for climate legislation. But alas, no – as evident in the wake, (and I mean wake) of the…

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Koch Industries Works in the Shadows, but Big Player in Funding Climate Denial and Working Against Clean Energy

You may not have heard of Koch Industries, and when you think of corporate climate change deniers, you likely think of companies like Exxon. Compared to Koch’s funding of the great climate change denial machine, Exxon has spent chump change. From 2005 to 2008, Koch has spent $25 million to fund denier groups and lobby organizations opposed to clean energy…

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