What do record temperatures, fossil fuel billionaires and a corrupt Supreme Court have in common? Follow the money!
"Earth reaches hottest day ever recorded 4 days in a row" - ABC News
"Supreme Court ruling guts the EPA’s ability to enforce Clean Air Act. There goes one more way to combat climate change" - Engadget
"How Charles Koch purchased the Supreme Courts EPA Decision" - The Intercept
"Koch’s climate pollution, meanwhile, outpaces oil giants including Valero, Chevron and Shell" - Rolling Stone
"Let's Just Say It Very Clearly: The US Supreme Court Is Corrupt" - Common Dreams
Koch Industries 13th in the nation for toxic air pollution
"The volume of Koch Industries’ toxic output is staggering... only three companies rank among the top 30 polluters of America’s air, water and climate: ExxonMobil, American Electric Power and Koch Industries.
The company ranks 13th in the nation for toxic air pollution. Koch’s climate pollution, meanwhile, outpaces oil giants including Valero, Chevron and Shell. Across its businesses, Koch generates 24 million metric tons of greenhouse gases a year... in cities like Port Arthur, Texas, where a Koch-owned facility produces as much as 2 billion pounds of petrochemicals every year." - Rolling Stone
Stacking the Supreme Court
Americans for Prosperity, an astroturf political group founded by Charles Koch and his brother David, conducted extraordinary campaigns to put all three judges on the highest bench.
- To support Kavanaugh’s nomination, the group reached out to more than 1.2 million Americans through mail, phone calls, and knocking on doors, according to a flyer released by the organization.
- The group also pushed hard for Barrett, whose father worked for Shell and the American Petroleum Institute, a powerful trade group for the oil and gas industry.
- And it campaigned for Gorsuch, whose mother presided — disastrously — over the EPA under President Ronald Reagan. Charles Koch is also closely connected to Leonard Leo, co-chair of the Federalist Society, a conservative organization Koch has supported directly and through his family foundation. - The Intercept
Robert's Supreme Court Guts EPA
"The case to cripple the EPA can also be tied directly to Koch. The challengers are 27 Republican attorneys general, who were supported by the Koch-funded Republican Attorneys General Association. At least four Koch-funded entities have filed amicus briefs in the case: the Cato Institute, which was co-founded by Charles Koch; the Competitive Enterprise Institute; the New Civil Liberties Alliance; and Americans for Prosperity. - The Intercept
"In yet another historic reversal of long-standing precedent, the US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 6-3 along ideological lines to severely limit the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency in regulating carbon emissions from power plants, further hamstringing the Biden administration's ability to combat global warming.
“Today, the court strips the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the power Congress gave it to respond to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the minority." - Engadget
TakeAway: Don't let fossil fuel billionaires sabotage the fight against Global Warming. Vote for Democrats.
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Earth reaches hottest day ever recorded 4 days in a row - ABC News
Inside the Koch Brothers’ Toxic Empire - Rolling Stone
HOW CHARLES KOCH PURCHASED THE SUPREME COURT’S EPA DECISION - The Intercept
Supreme Court ruling guts the EPA’s ability to enforce Clean Air Act - Engadget
Let's Just Say It Very Clearly: The US Supreme Court Is Corrupt - Common Dreams