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Koch Industries is lobbying to prevent tougher counter-terrorism standards for its facilities that use hazardous toxic chemicals. A terrorist attack or accident at Koch’s oil, chemical, paper and fertilizer plants, an iWatch News investigation revealed , could put tens of thousands of people and their homes, schools, hospitals, day care centers, factories and offices at risk. Koch maintains that existing federal and state regulations are adequate to protect nearby residents. Here is a list of the 10 Koch facilities, and the toxic chemicals they use, that put the most Americans in potential danger in the event of an accident or attack:
Americans for Prosperity, a nonprofit funded in part by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, has launched a 30-second television advertisement in Wisconsin that asks, “Who decides Wisconsin’s future: Voters or government unions?” Charles G. and David H. Koch are primary financial supporters of the Virginia-based political organization. The ad goes on, “…Government workers fight to keep benefits far better than the private sector.
On May 17th, a black-tie audience at the Metropolitan Opera House applauded as a tall, jovial-looking billionaire took the stage.