Tribune newspapers safe from Koch brothers purchase

by Cassady Craighill

August 23, 2013

Koch bros climate denial tribune

Anyone who reads a Tribune newspaper can exhale now. The Koch brothers, notorious climate-denying billionaires, are no longer interested in buying the media company, according to their spokesperson.

The second largest newspaper publisher in the country, The Tribune company’s newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun.

Greenpeace launched a campaign against this acquisition when the Koch brothers announced it last spring. The coalition of groups generated more than 50,000 petitions to the Tribune company asking them not to sell to David and Charles Koch. In May, people gathered outside 14 Tribune company headquarters to protest the purchase.

Read more about the called-off Tribune purchase.

Read more about the Koch brothers and Koch industries.

Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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