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Advice for Koch's PR team

  • Posted on: 22 March 2011
  • By: Cindy Baxter

Koch Industries' facebook page - was posting such a clear link to well-known deniers the wisest PR move?

Memo to:      the Koch PR team
From:           Polluterwatch
Re:               over-zealous PR unlikely to help your clients

Dear Koch PR team

It's good to know who you are now – thanks to a story over at Politico.  But perhaps we can offer you a little bit of advice? 

We note that you’ve been getting to work on your new Koch account, placing stories in the New York Times about funding cancer research and the like. (Good distraction tactics!).


Chevron's Human Rights Hitmen

  • Posted on: 14 March 2011
  • By: Connor Gibson

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has profiled some of Chevron's most offensive operatives as part of their campaign to make the oil giant take responsibility for massive pollution in Ecuador. After almost three decades of drilling activity that ended in 1990, over 18.5 billion gallons of toxic waste was knowingly and haphazardly abandoned by Texaco, which was purchased by Chevron in 2001.


Gas Industry Conspires with Elected Officials to Stop EPA Regulation of Fracking Toxins

  • Posted on: 3 March 2011
  • By: JesseColeman

wastewater from hydraulic fracturing

In another explosive exposition of the natural gas industry, Ian Urbina of the New York Times documents how industry and elected officials kept EPA findings on the dangers of fracking from becoming public.  One EPA scientist said "The industry was going to get what it wanted, and we were not supposed to stand in the way.”

VIDEO: Koch Industries Stomps on Wisconsin Unions in Governor Walker's Boots

  • Posted on: 22 February 2011
  • By: Connor Gibson

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: 'Shoutout to the Kochs--I know you're watchin'!'

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Over the last couple days, the complimentary agendas of Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker and Koch Industries to attack unions and state employees has been increasingly observed, explored, and revealed. Here is the condensed story of Gov. Walker’s and the Koch brothers’ union busting in Wisconsin, which will be updated as more relevant information surfaces: