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Koch Bros. Desperate To Detach Themselves From Keystone Pipeline [VIDEO]

Koch Bros. Desperate To Detach Themselves From Keystone Pipeline [VIDEO]

 

Billionaire conservative activists Charles and David Koch are pulling out all the stops to try and deny a link between Koch Industries and the politically controversial Keystone XL Pipeline and Canadian tar sands.

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) invited the Kochs to testify before Congress about their leverage in the project and what they stand to gain should the pipeline go through. Notoriously camera shy the Kochs are doing what they can to avoid testifying, enlisting surrogates like Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and launching a brand new public relations push.

Here’s their latest attempt to spin their link to the Keystone XL Pipeline:

Just because the Koch brothers are worth billions doesn’t mean our Congress should be beholden to them. Help hold Koch Industries and Congress accountable and make sure good public policy, not unlimited corporate dollars drive policy like the Keystone XL Pipeline.

 

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6:33PM PST on Feb 24, 2012

TOO LATE!!!

7:17PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

The Koch Brothers....Now THERE are citizens I want to model my self after.....RIGHT!!!!!!
What a bunch of asshats.

4:38PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

If you believe what the Koch brothers say, then I have some really nice land I would love to sell you in the middle of a swamp!!!!!

3:27PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

@ Richard B. THANKS for the info. I shared it on FB and sent letter off. The Koch brothers need to be stopped.

2:22PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

GREEDY ASS WIPES!!!!!!!!!!

1:26PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

The Koch brothers seem hell-bent on having the world hate them. If that's hate they want, let's give it to them.

12:33PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

Jonathan Warren Buffet in 2009 bought Burlington Northern railroad because he knew that if and when he was able to influence Obama to cancel the pipeline that Canada would rail the crude in . People bithch and complain about the Koch brothers but are to damn stupid to see the money , power and influence of people backing Obama but that ok because there democrats .

11:33AM PST on Feb 8, 2012

Monteque, that swamp land that you have for sale, would it by any chance happen to have been polluted by the Koch brothers? ;-)

11:14AM PST on Feb 8, 2012

Oh, after proofreading my comment, it might have misled everyone to think that I support the Keystone XL pipeline.

I DO NOT! I just did not understand why our representatives and senators were trying to shove the pipeline down our throats!

11:07AM PST on Feb 8, 2012

Thank you for the video!!!!!!!

I knew about Keystone 1, but I did not fully understand the existing pipeline, and I did not understand why we needed two more sections to be added to the two already existing sections. The video easily cleared up all my confusion! Thank you!

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