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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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Koch-Funded Groups Again Speak Out Against Electric Vehicle Tax Credits

A coalition of thirty conservative free-market advocacy organizations—the majority of which have clear ties to Charles and David Koch through their funding or leadership—have sent a letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) urging that Congress halt any expansion of the electric vehicle tax credit, or scrap it entirely. Continue reading “Koch-Funded Groups Again Speak Out Against Electric Vehicle Tax Credits”

A Koch-Fueled Attack on Electric Buses Picks up Speed

Electric buses are replacing existing diesel-fueled fleets at an accelerating rate, and the transition to battery-powered buses is outpacing even the most optimistic projections. In this light, it should come as little surprise that commentators and organizations with ties to the Koch network and the oil industry are attacking a transportation option that yields fewer fossil fuel profits and cleaner, healthier air for people and planet. Continue reading “A Koch-Fueled Attack on Electric Buses Picks up Speed”

Tucker Carlson’s Anti-Wind Power Story Sourced by Koch Affiliate

Facebook posts have provided a rare window into the sausage-making involved in the production of an anti-wind power story that was originally scheduled to air on Tuesday on the Tucker Carlson show on Fox News.

The post by an anti-wind group contains the text of an email sent by John Droz, Jr., a wind power opponent and climate skeptic with well-documented connections to special interest groups that have received funding from the fossil fuel industry. Continue reading “Tucker Carlson’s Anti-Wind Power Story Sourced by Koch Affiliate”