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Senators Demand Trump Administration Reveal Marathon Petroleum and Koch Influence in Clean Car Standards Rollbacks

Two senate democrats this week ordered several Trump administration cabinet members and agency officials to reveal how the oil industry and Koch network have worked behind closed doors to influence the proposed rollback of auto efficiency and emissions standards.

Senator Tom Carper of Delaware and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer sent a letter to the current heads of the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and others in the administration to demand information about a “covert lobbying campaign with oil industry groups to support Trump Administration efforts to weaken fuel economy standards and increase demand for oil consumption.” Continue reading “Senators Demand Trump Administration Reveal Marathon Petroleum and Koch Influence in Clean Car Standards Rollbacks”

Koch-Commissioned Study Aims to Kill Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

When Koch Industries needs a study to cast doubt on the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs), where does it turn? Unsurprisingly, to an industry-funded study mill that infamously produced a key report defending the tobacco industry  that was deployed by Philip Morris in the 1990s, and which has since published studies commissioned by the LNG industry, the coal industry, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading “Koch-Commissioned Study Aims to Kill Electric Vehicle Tax Credit”

Americans for Prosperity Launches Campaign to Crush Fuel Economy Standards

Americans For Prosperity, a political advocacy network funded a the Koch brothers, recently launched a campaign to support President Trump’s efforts to roll back fuel efficiency and automobile emissions standards.

Through social media feeds of the many AFP state chapters, the group is promoting a petition to “Repeal Costly Obama-era Fuel Standards.”

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