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  •  Koch's own most of the tar sands (20+ / 0-)

    Interesting that the Koch's in person and via their secretive PACs are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to defeat every one of these Senators who are then attempting to further grossly enrich these very plutocrats via a pipeline containing grossly polluting bitumen to the Koch owned refineries on the Gulf Coast then on to foreign countries. My god, the tangled web of campaign finance and oil politics that is poisoning the country body and soul.

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      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 10:28:23 AM PDT

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          futures to exploit, wreck and make $ on.
           I think if Obama approves it will irreparably fracture the core of the Democratic Party.
           There's a lot of anger at the inequality gap and to reward the instigators of and beneficiaries of that theft by more theft, will be the LAST straw.  

        March AGAINST monsatanOHagentorange 3/25/13 a time warp

        by 3rock on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 11:23:42 AM PDT

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      •  Largest holder of tar sands leases (2+ / 0-)
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        The largest lease holder in Canada's oil sands is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, the conglomerate that is the source of the fortune owned by the controversial conservative political donors, Charles and David Koch. The Koch's holdings in the tar sands were disclosed by an activist group that analyzed mineral records of the Alberta government. The Koch subsidiary holds leases on at least 1.1 million acres in the northern Alberta oil sands, which span roughly 35 million acres; other industry experts estimate the total Koch holdings could be closer to 2 million acres. That puts Koch Industries ahead of energy heavyweights Royal Dutch Shell and Conoco Phillips, both of which lease significant acreage in the oil sands. The findings are likely to inflame the debate surrounding the proposed Keystone XL pipeline — which would transport tar sands oil to refineries in Texas — although the Koch's company has not reserved space in the pipeline. Activists argue that the Kochs do have a stake in the outcome of the Keystone XL battle because the pipeline would drive down crude oil transportation costs, benefiting all oil sands lease holders."

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