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Koch Industries: Still Fueling Climate Denial 2011 Update

Publication | April 14, 2011 at 16:53

One year ago, not many knew the name Koch Industries, a publicity-averse private company run by two brothers, David and Charles Koch. The Koch brothers each have an estimated net personal wealth of more than $21 billion and are now tied for...

Koch Funding of Opposition Groups

Page | March 29, 2010 at 22:49

The Koch brothers, their family members and Koch Industries employees direct a web of financing that supports conservative and libertarian special interest groups and think-tanks, with a strong focus on fighting environmental regulation and...

Koch PAC Funding of Federal Political Campaigns

Page | March 29, 2010 at 22:49

Koch Industries’ political action committee--KochPAC--bundles contributions from Koch employees, executives and their spouses. KochPAC spent over $22 million on federal political candidates since 1999.

Case Study: The Koch-funded “ClimateGate” Echo Chamber

Page | March 29, 2010 at 22:50

In November 2009, anonymous hackers illegally obtained and disseminated thousands of personal emails from climate scientists housed on the server of the University of East Anglia. The emails spanned 13 years of correspondence and a handful of...

Case Study: Polar Bear Junk Science and Koch Industries

Page | March 29, 2010 at 22:50

In 2007, several prominent climate denial scientists published a non-peer reviewed article (Dyck, Soon et al, 2007 “Polar bears of western Hudson Bay and climate change: Are warming spring air temperatures the "ultimate" survival control factor...

Case Study: The “Spanish Study” on Green Jobs and Koch Industries

Page | March 29, 2010 at 22:51

Since the creation of new clean energy jobs is a critical benefit of climate and energy policy, opponents have focused on discrediting ‘green’ jobs. A report appeared on this subject in spring of 2009 called the "Study of the effects on...

Case Study: The “Danish Study” on Wind Power and Koch Industries

Page | March 29, 2010 at 22:51

Just a few months after the "Spanish Study" was released, a similar play was conducted with another study linked to the Koch web. The "Danish study," prepared by Danish think-tank CEPOS, provides clean energy opponents a means of raising...

Case Study: Koch Organizations Instrumental in Dissemination of ACCF/NAM Claims

Page | March 29, 2010 at 22:51

The Koch web is playing a role in promoting studies that exaggerate the costs of climate policy. In 2008, the Koch-web-funded American Council on Capital Formation (ACCF) teamed up with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to sponsor...

Koch Industries: The worst climate denier you (probably) never heard of

Page | March 29, 2010 at 22:50

Koch Industries is the second-largest privately-held company in the United States, a conglomerate of more than twenty companies with $115 billion in annual sales, operations in nearly 60 countries, and 100,000 employees globally.

Koch Direct Lobbying Expenditures

Page | March 29, 2010 at 22:49

Koch Industries has spent $79 million on federal lobbying since 1998, when disclosure became mandatory. Koch's lobbying expenses are outspent only by a few oil and gas industry "supermajor" competitors that have far greater annual revenue than...

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