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Black Mountain Rises in Detroit

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'“What is really, really disturbing to me is how some companies treat the city of Detroit as a dumping ground. Nobody knew this was going to happen.'

Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan state
representative from Detroit, on
the three-story pile of petroleum
coke covering an entire city block
on the side of the Detroit River  -  a
byproduct of Canada’s oil sands boom
and put there by a company
controlled by Charles and David Koch,
wealthy industrialists who back a
number of conservative and libertarian
causes including activist groups that
challenge the science behind climate change