Skip to main content

Koch Brothers could make $100 Billion from Keystone XL pipeline

Kevin Grandia The CommonSenseCanadian
A new study released today concludes that Koch Industries and its subsidiaries stand to make as much as $100 billion in profits if the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is given the go-ahead by U.S. President Obama. The report is called the "Billionaires’ Carbon Bomb: The Koch Brothers and the Keystone XL Pipeline."

The Grassroots Battle Against Big Oil

Wen Stephenson The Nation
In the past year, the Austin Heights congregation has found itself in the thick of the intense fight over the Keystone XL pipeline, specifically the southern leg of it—running from Cushing, Oklahoma, through East Texas (within twenty miles of Nacogdoches) to Gulf Coast refineries in Port Arthur and Houston—which was fast-tracked by President Obama in March 2012 and is now nearing completion, according to TransCanada, the Canadian corporation building it.

Mound of Canadian Oil Waste Is Rising Over Detroit

Ian Austen New York Times
Detroit’s ever-growing black mountain is the unloved, unwanted and long overlooked byproduct of Canada’s oil sands boom. And no one knows quite what to do about it, except Koch Carbon, which owns it. The company sells the high-sulfur, high-carbon waste, usually overseas, where it is burned as fuel.

Thoreau's Radicalism and the Fight Against the Fossil-Fuel Industry

Wen Stephenson The Nation
As the battle over Keystone moves toward a climax this summer or fall, when Obama is expected to make a final decision, it has become the central rallying point for a broad and diverse climate movement at what looks like a pivotal, and “radicalizing,” moment. More and more, what Bill McKibben recently dubbed the “Fossil Fuel Resistance” is turning to nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience to make its demands seen and heard.
Subscribe to Keystone XL pipeline