24 May '11, 5pm

Are the Kochs pushing for an international oil pipeline?

House Republicans are trying to speed up the review process for Keystone XL, the controversial pipeline that would carry oil from Canada’s oil sands all the way down to Texas. This is potentially very dangerous, probably overpriced, maybe unnecessary, and almost certainly advantageous for certain corporate bigwigs. In other words, it stinks of unwashed Koch. That’s what Rep. Henry Waxman thinks, anyway. He’s asked the House Energy and Commerce Committee to demand more documentation about exactly how the Kochs stand to benefit from Keystone XL. In a letter to the committee, Waxman and Rep. Bobby Rush laid out their reasons for suspecting that the pipeline is laced with Koch: Koch’s Pine Bend Refinery in Minnesota currently processes roughly 25 percent of the tar sands fuel imports to the United States. Koch owns Flint Hills Resources, LLP, in Calgary, Canada, which is “amon...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-05-24-are-the-kochs-pushin...

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