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    Drinking Water PFAS Contamination Crisis: Ex-Koch Chemicals Executive Playing Key Role in Shaping EPA’s Response

    Drinking Water PFAS Contamination Crisis: Ex-Koch Chemicals Executive Playing Key Role in Shaping EPA’s Response

    A former chemical and fossil fuel industry executive who recently oversaw the anti-environmental agenda of the Koch brothers is playing a lead role crafting the Trump administration’s plan to address the crisis of PFAS contamination in the nation’s drinking water supply, according to a report Monday by Politico. David Dunlap, a top political appointee in […]

    Will Koch Pull the Plug on Electric Cars?

    Will Koch Pull the Plug on Electric Cars?

    By Elliott Negin When multibillionaire industrialist Charles Koch perceives a potential threat to his fossil fuel empire, he doesn’t mess around. To undercut the burgeoning wind industry, Koch’s network of advocacy groups, think tanks and Capitol Hill friends fought to terminate the federal production tax credit, and Congress ultimately agreed in 2015 to phase it […]

    Koch Industries Lobbies Against Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

    Koch Industries Lobbies Against Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

    By Dana Drugmand Koch Industries is calling for the elimination of tax credits for electric vehicles (EVs), all while claiming that it does not oppose plug-in cars and inviting the elimination of oil and gas subsidies that the petroleum conglomerate and its industry peers receive. Outgoing Nevada Republican Senator Dean Heller introduced a bill in […]

    A Koch-Fueled Attack on Electric Buses Picks Up Speed

    A Koch-Fueled Attack on Electric Buses Picks Up Speed

    By Dana Drugmand Electric buses are replacing existing diesel-fueled fleets at an accelerating rate, and the transition to battery-powered buses is outpacing even the most optimistic projections. In this light, it should come as little surprise that commentators and organizations with ties to the Koch network and the oil industry are attacking a transportation option […]

    Kochs Mobilize to Kill Public Transit Plans

    Kochs Mobilize to Kill Public Transit Plans

    The Koch brothers are pouring money into grassroots state efforts to defeat public transit proposals, The New York Times reported. Local chapters of Koch advocacy group Americans for Prosperity have worked in at least seven states since 2015 to sway voters against public transit proposals, with some notable successes: the group was partially responsible for […]

    Koch vs. California: These Groups Want Pruitt to Undo the State’s Right to Regulate Auto Emissions

    Koch vs. California: These Groups Want Pruitt to Undo the State’s Right to Regulate Auto Emissions

    By Ben Jervey A coalition of conservative groups, many with close ties to the Koch brothers, is calling for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to strip California of its right to set stricter greenhouse gas limits for personal vehicles. Not satisfied with Pruitt’s decision to rewrite the Obama-era emissions standards—which had been […]

    Why Mike Pompeo Could Be Even Worse for the Environment Than Rex Tillerson

    Why Mike Pompeo Could Be Even Worse for the Environment Than Rex Tillerson

    By Kelle Louaillier As Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson was one of the most blatant revolving-door cases in the Trump administration and a clear sign that Trump’s government was of, by and for the fossil fuel industry. But make no mistake: Mike Pompeo could be far worse. Once again, this administration has proven that just […]