The multi-billionaire Koch Brothers are one of the major funders of what Hillary Clinton called "The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy". Along with the Coors Family, Mellon Scaife, and the Olin Family. They are the capo tu di capi of the right wing crime families while the Tea Baggers are their foot soldiers.
From Climate Progress: http://climateprogress.org/2010/11/12/koch-industries-facts-a-new-website-about-2010s-dirtiest-opponent-of-clean-energy/#more-36761
November 12, 2010
Guest blogger Josh Nelson is New Media Director at the Alliance for Climate Protection and its Repower America campaign.
To spread the word about Koch Industries and its long history of working to deceive the American people about climate change, we’ve launched a new website: www.KochIndustriesFacts.com.
Three weeks ago, we asked our members to nominate the worst corporate polluters of 2010. Our goal was to identify organizations that have hijacked our democracy, devastated our environment and denied the science of climate change — all while reaping massive profits. The response was overwhelming. In just a few days, more than 4,000 people submitted their nominations, many of which were passionate and articulate. The next week, we introduced the top four nominees: Koch Industries, the American Petroleum Institute, BP and Massey Energy. A few days and 13,000 votes later we had our winner: Koch Industries.
Now, you may have heard a thing or two about Koch Industries. Their role in funding climate change deniers is well documented. What you may not realize is that Koch intentionally flies beneath the radar. David Koch likes to joke that Koch Industries is the biggest company you’ve never heard of. They’re able to remain unknown because they hide behind shadowy front groups like Americans for Prosperity. Co-founded by David Koch, Americans for Prosperity funds advertising and public events designed to mislead Americans about climate change and energy policy.
Koch Industries knows that if Americans realized that a massive oil pipeline and refinery company was behind harmless-sounding groups that work to mislead us about climate change, no one would listen to them. They want you to think that what is good for the oil industry is good for the American people, but you and I both know what they actually care about: their bottom line.
That’s why we’ve launched a new website: www.KochIndustriesFacts.com.