Koch Brothers

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Koch Brothers Product Boycott
The Billionaire Brothers Who Make Us Sick
"Billionaire Brothers' Money Plays Role in Wisconsin Dispute"

Wisconsin - our first fascist state (See their proposed state flag)

TEA Partys are a Pawn for the Very Rich like the Koch Brothers
Commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times
A Gang of Thieves -- Without Honor or Humor

...friends in high places, and the oil industry is making sure that politicians remain in its hock. The billionaire Koch Brothers announced that in 2012 they plan to raise $88 million to purchase influence in Washington. When Common...

Something Wicked This Way Comes

...of the Republican Party and the privileged, entrenched fossil-fuel cartels and other corporate insiders like the Koch brothers. The Kochs and the Tea Party, of course, would like us to believe that this is a conventional, if epic,...

Rethinking the Think Tanks

...the Washington, D.C.based organization bolstered by periodic bursts of funding from both cofounder David Koch and brother Charles. CSE is often described as a "consumer group," but according to internal documents leaked to the...

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

...of all life on the planet. A recent article in the New Yorker puts a name to it: the billionaire libertarian Koch brothers, through a variety of organizations fund millions to perpetuate lies about global warming, to stopping health...

Big Oil Has Feelings, Too

...-- Money and politics are a part of the Koch Industries repertoire. Here are some words on the Koch Brothers and their dirty hands in what's going on in the Badger State. And everyone's talking about this crank caller, who claimed to...

This Week's Blogosphere Soup

...-- Money and politics are a part of the Koch Industries repertoire. Here are some words on the Koch Brothers and their dirty hands in what's going on in the Badger State. And everyone's talking about this crank caller, who claimed to...

Sierra Club Launches Effort to Expose the Koch Brothers Billionare Family Blocks Protection of Air, Water

Sierra Club Launches Effort to Expose Koch Brothers 01/25/2011 -- Sierra Club Statement on State of the Union Address 01/25/2011 -- Sierra Club Welcomes First Natural Gas Reform Campaign Director 01/20/2012

Record Low Arctic Ice Won't Faze Deniers

...with journalist Ron Brownstein. You don't need a rocket science education to trace Upton's answers back to the Koch Brothers' climate-denying machine (which is well oiled with Benjamin's).

Taking the Initiative: Carl Pope's Blog

...Oil and coal, the Koch Brothers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, of course, paid for this election. They will expect to collect on their investment. They expect this Congress to do everything it can to block clean energy.

Going on the Offensive Against Climate Change in the USA

...The "Forces of Evil" (i.e., the Koch brothers, Big Oil, Big Coal, etc.) have mounted a massive marketing campaign to convince the general public that climate change is really not a big deal.

Who would have thought?

...Hopefully the vicious non partisan behavior required -- not just encouraged but REQUIRED -- by the billionaire Koch brothers in Kansas and their incredibly large financial backing of the far right wing Libertarian agenda.

Sierra Club Messaging Fact Sheet

...(89% of the total) • Valero, Tesoro & Koch Industries: $6,575,000- (80% of the total) The billionaire Koch brothers are behind broad efforts to stifle progress in America, including Prop. 23

DVD: The Koch Brothers Exposed: The 1% at its very worst

Koch Brothers Product Boycott
The Koch Brothers paid handsomely in November and now own a number in Congress. We encourage a permanent boycott of the following products so they'll have less to buy Congress in 2013. If you're not careful, they will own you, too.

Some consumer products

Angel Soft
Dixie Cups
Mardi Gras
Northern tissues
Soft'n Gentle
Sparkle Thirst Pockets
Vanity Fair

Georgia-Pacific also distributes paper towels, napkins and soap dispensing systems used in commerical settings. As well, Georgia-Pacific produces ink and office paper under the GP label and the Spectrum® family of office paper products.

Georgia-Pacific is the largest manufacturer of plywood in the U.S. Including Plytanium Plywood®, DryPly® plywood, Ply-Bead®.
Georgia-Pacific is one of the country's largest suppliers of corrugated boxes and containers.
Various, numerous wood products, dimensional lumber and building materials.
ToughRock®, Fireguard®, DensArmor and DensShield® gypsum board.

Chemicals for textiles and plastics via Invista Products:

Comforel fiberfill
Cordura fabric
DBE® dibasic esters

Invista produces a large selection of products under this business, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polymers for carbonated soft drink, water, beer, juice, food and custom container applications. Production also includes polyester intermediate feedstocks, film products, fibers, and specialty polymers for a variety of applications, inlcuding PBT-based engineering polymer.

Chemicals, Coal & Oil:

Through its subsidiaries Koch operates refineries in Alaska, Minnesota and Texas, with a combined crude oil processing capacity of more than 800,000 barrels per day. Koch Industries owns or operates about 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas liquids and chemicals. Koch Minerals and its affiliates are among the world’s largest dry-bulk commodity handlers, marketing and trading more than 40 million tons of coal, coke, cement and other related products annually. Flint Hills Resources produces about 9 billion pounds of building-block chemicals per year. Koch is a leading producer of paving and roofing asphalt. www.kochind.com

Koch Industries Produces:

Jet fuel
Heavy reformate
Sure Sol ® 100
Sure Sol ® 150
Purified Isophthalic Acid
Maleic Anhydride
Trimellitic Anhydride
Chemical Grade Propylene

"In Flint Hills Resources manufacturing plants, various hydrocarbon products are the basic feedstocks. At the refineries, the main feedstock is crude oil. The refineries produce a wide range of transportation fuels for motorists, truckers and the airline industry. In the olefins plants, the company processes natural gas liquids into ethylene and propylene. In the polymers plants, those two products are processed into various forms of olypropylene, which are key ingredients in products such as consumer and healthcare products, packaging and other plastic products. In the aromatics plant, products produced during the crude oil refining process become xylenes, cumenes and other light products. Those products are the building blocks for many other chemicals and plastics."* www.fhrstage.fhr.com

Koch Carbon, LLC and its affiliates globally trade and transport petroleum coke, coal, cement, pulp and paper, sulfur and other related commodities through a network of bulk import/export terminals in the United States and Europe. The C. Reiss Coal Company is a leading supplier of coal and related products typically used in industrial applications or to generate electricity.

Koch Exploration Company, LLC and its affiliates acquire, develop and trade petroleum and natural gas properties in the United States, Canada and Brazil.


Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. and its affiliates own or operate about 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas liquids and chemicals.
Koch Alaska Pipeline Company, LLC owns an approximate 3 percent interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. Another Koch company has a 28 percent interest in Colonial Pipeline Company, owner and operator of the world’s largest-volume refined products pipeline.


To make bombs?

Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates; have the capability to manufacture, market and distribute more than 10 million tons of nitrogen fertilizer products annually. They distribute to dealers, so their product has many a label. "Fertilizer today is an intensely industrial business more akin to oil refining or chemical production."* www.kochind.com


Koch-Glitsch, LP and its affiliates are global leaders in the design, manufacture and installation of mass transfer and mist elimination equipment. The company’s products are found in refineries and chemical plants worldwide.
Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. develops and manufactures membrane separation systems for a variety of applications worldwide, including membranes for microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis.
John Zink Company, LLC and its affiliates are global leaders in ultra-low emission process burners, boiler burners, duct burners, flares and thermal oxidizers. The companies are also global suppliers of flare gas/vapor recovery and vapor combustor systems.


Do they hunt cows?

Koch Agriculture Company, operates three ranches with a total of 15,000 head of cattle in Kansas, Montana, and Texas. "Matador Ranch in Texas offers a number of hunting packages that include first-class accommodations. Everything is provided to ensure an enjoyable experience." www.kochind.com


Koch Supply & Trading companies around the world trade and provide risk management services in crude oil; refined petroleum products; natural gas and gas liquids; gas, power and emissions; industrial metals; and other commodities and financial instruments.
Optimized Process Designs, Inc. provides consulting, engineering, design, procurement, fabrication and construction services for the natural gas and gas processing industries worldwide. OPD has been the general contractor on some of the largest natural gas plants built in the U.S.
Koch Knight LLC and its affiliates are leaders in acid proof solutions. The companies offer construction, engineering and services through a global network of manufacturing and outsourcing facilities. Their products, made from state-of-the-art ceramics and plastic materials, are available worldwide.
IPT provides the resources and know how to deliver world-scale technology for licensing to a growing portfolio of technologies in the polyester, polyurethane and nylon value chains.

European brands:

Kitten Soft®

Source: www.kochind.com

Logos property of Koch Industries www.worldofkoch.com

Georgia-Pacific Products

One more time:

Angel Soft®
Mardi Gras®
Quilted Northern®
Soft ‘n Gentle®
Vanity Fair®


University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute, shows Koch Industries as one of the nation’s top 10 polluters/emitters. See detailed emissions breakdowns - www.peri.umass.edu/toxic_index

A Sampling of Environmental Charges Verses Koch:

September 2000, a federal grand jury in Corpus Christi, Texas returned a 97-count indictment against Koch Industries Inc., Koch Petroleum Group for violating federal clean air and hazardous waste laws, due to the release of at least 91 metric tons of uncontrolled, untreated carcinogenic benzene. www.justice.gov

March 2000, Koch petroleum which operates a refinery in Rosemount, Minn., was sentenced to pay a $6 million criminal fine and pay an additional $2 million in remediation costs to the Dakota County Park System in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. This is the largest federal environmental fine ever paid in Minnesota. Koch admitted that it negligently discharged aviation fuel into a wetland and an adjoining waterway. Even though Koch was aware of the problem, it did not develop a comprehensive plan to recover between 200,000 - 600,000 gallons of released fuel until June 1997. In addition, their way of recovering the fuel destroyed a portion of the surrounding ecosystem and wildlife habitat. In a separate offense, Koch dumped a million gallons of wastewater with high ammonia content on the ground between November 1996 and March 1997 and also increased its flow of wastewater into the Mississippi River on weekends when no one monitored discharges. These actions allowed Koch to circumvent the weekly monitoring and reporting requirements of its wastewater discharge permit. The case was investigated by EPA's Criminal Investigation Division, the FBI and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and was prosecuted by the U. S. Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota. www.ehso.com

Climate Change Denial:

For info on Koch Industries funding of Climate Denial Groups -- See
GreenPeace's report "Koch Industries Funding the Climate Denial Machine"


Koch Industries currently brings in $100 billion in revenue annually.
Each brother is personally worth $21.5 billion. Together 43 billion.*
Koch Industries spent a total of $37.9 million on oil and gas lobbying
from January 2006 to December 2009.
www.sourcewatch.org and www.thinkprogress.org


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