Koch Industries and its subsidiaries have been fined for environmental regulatory violations in every state where they operate over the past 20 years, a new study by Good Jobs First shows.
GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan has up to $5 million invested in a family business that makes petroleum-derived products, some of which it sells to the fossil fuels industry.
The congresswoman has faced hostile questioning from senators during her confirmation for interior secretary. Some of them are personally invested in fossil fuels.
The billionaire fossil fuel executive and GOP megadonor has spent his entire adult life financing partisan politics, right-wing think tanks, and ideological education programs. At 85, that's unlikely to change.
Major utility corruption scandals rocked three states in 2020, resulting in criminal charges against utility executives and the ouster of House Speakers in Illinois and Ohio.
The preferred funding conduits of the Koch political donor network gave out $165 million in grants in 2019, $90 million of which went to right-wing think tanks, advocacy groups, litigation centers, media outlets, extremists, and climate deniers.
IRS filings obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy show that the Charles Koch Foundation gave $141 million to universities and colleges, right-wing organizations, and other causes in 2019.
Voters in Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, and California passed ballot initiatives that boost renewables and challenge fossil fuel interests.
A close examination of campaign finance disclosures by KochPAC, AFP Action, and other data by the Center for Media and Democracy reveals that Koch is supporting at least 435 candidates in 2020.
The American Legislative Exchange Council holds its Annual Meeting virtually over the next two weeks after its original location, Florida, became the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.