05 Oct '11, 8pm

Koch Brothers Dishonest About Keystone XL, Tar Sands Interest

​In 2009, Flint Hills Resources Canada LP , an Alberta-based subsidiary of Koch Industries, applied for—and won— 'intervenor status' in the National Energy Board hearings that led to Canada's 2010 approval of its 327-mile portion of the pipeline. The controversial project would carry heavy crude 1,700 miles from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast. In the form it submitted to the Energy Board, Flint Hills wrote that it "is among Canada's largest crude oil purchasers, shippers and exporters. Consequently, Flint Hills has a direct and substantial interest in the application" for the pipeline under consideration. To be approved as an intervenor, Flint Hills had to have some degree of "business interest" in Keystone XL , Carole Léger-Kubeczek, a National Energy Board spokeswoman, told InsideClimate News. Intervenors are granted the highest level of access in hearings, with the opt...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/koch-brothers-dishonest-about-k...

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