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Two Refineries Down, Gas Prices Up: Consumer Watchdog Calls For On-Site Inspections To Investigate Price Manipulation

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18. February 2015

Two Refineries Down, Gas Prices Up: Consumer Watchdog Calls For On-Site Inspections To Investigate Price Manipulation

Santa Monica, CA—Responding to a shutdown of two refineries that produce 16 percent of the state’s gasoline, Consumer Watchdog called on state officials to send independent inspectors to verify refinery claims that the shutdowns were really necessary.

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Mr. Koch, the Governor Is On the Line

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24. February 2011

Mr. Koch, the Governor Is On the Line

A spoof phone call from “David Koch” to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got lots of deserved press Wednesday, but an even bigger ruse was the real David Koch meeting with “staff” in John Boehner’s office

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1,500 People Against the Koch’s Dirty Money, Dirty Energy

31. January 2011

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1,500 People Against the Koch’s Dirty Money, Dirty Energy

(Rancho Mirage, CA)–A year ago, it’s unlikely that 15 people would have shown up for a rally against the Koch brothers, owners of the largest privately owned corporation in the U.S, even in the middle of L.A. or New York. Today, in the desert town of Rancho Mirage, 1,500 showed up, protesting the brothers’ plutocratic, […]

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Pushing Back Against the Kochs

30. January 2011

Pushing Back Against the Kochs

(Rancho Mirage, CA(–Here in sunny Rancho Mirage, it’s a typical progressive gathering–lots of energy, but the wifi in the conference room was kaput. Oh, well, we still heard a great panel to kick off the rally against the Koch Bros. not-so-secret political gathering at a posh resort East of Palm Springs. In a nutshell: We […]

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Sunday Forecast: Disturbances for Koch Meeting

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29. January 2011

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Sunday Forecast: Disturbances for Koch Meeting

There’s still room for more at the “Uncloak the Kochs” rally Sunday in Rancho Mirage, near Palm Springs, CA. The occasion is a meeting, once intended to be secret, of climate deniers and political funders sponsored by energy mega-billionaires David and Charles Koch. The idea? Seek an antidote to Mad Billionaire’s Disease.

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Koch Brothers: Spiders At The Center Of A Web

21. October 2010

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Koch Brothers: Spiders At The Center Of A Web

The Koch brothers, with their $55 billion net worth backing a politics of destruction and greed, are bad enough alone. But they’re also coordinators of a web of corporate and media powers on the far right, as revealed this week by the Center for American Progress. (Link is to Truthout, which has a more readable […]

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Consumer Watchdog Exposes Koch Industries on Times Square Superscreen For Pollution, Tea Party Funding, and Climate Change Denial Using Coke Parody

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13. October 2010

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Consumer Watchdog Exposes Koch Industries on Times Square Superscreen For Pollution, Tea Party Funding, and Climate Change Denial Using Coke Parody

New York, NY — A national consumer group is running a 30 second commercial on a Times Square Superscreen that challenges Koch Industries, “the largest oil company you’ve never heard of,” for its record of environmental degradation, political influence, Tea Party funding and climate change denial.

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Fiorina Joins the Koch-heads. Ka-Ching!

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23. September 2010

Fiorina Joins the Koch-heads. Ka-Ching!

There’s a name that’s becoming as ubiquitous in dirty oil politics as Coke cans are in greasy spoons. And it’s pronounced like the soft drink, but spelled Koch. Koch-heads now on the radar include Carly Fiorina, the Tea Party and Proposition 23.

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