15 May '11, 2am

Koch Industries' Lobbying Curtain Lifted By Center For Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity has an in-depth look today at Koch Industries' "Web of Influence" in Washington, revealing the immense growth in Koch's spending on lobbyists and influence peddling over the last few years. As the CPI investigation notes, the Kochtopus's lobbying army has its tentacles wrapped around all kinds of issues, not just its core oil business, but its wide-ranging stakes in everything from Canadian tar sands to ethanol to toxic chemicals to financial regulation (or preserving the lack thereof). The CPI report lifts the veil on a few individual Koch lobbyists, notably Gregory Zerzan, a name that nobody outside Washington would recognize, yet who has had tremendous impact on the Hill as a Koch toady.

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/koch-industries-lobbying-curtai...

Tweets