Originally posted on Frederica Cade's Blog:
Charles and David Koch are well-known for seeking less regulations. They are also known for their many environmental violations and for the money they spend on Republicans. Like Republicans today, and before George Bush they have taken money from the Koch Brothers. In return for that money Koch have increased their influence not only in Washington but throughout the United States in practically every state.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2001
TDD (202) 514-1888
KOCH PLEADS GUILTY TO COVERING UP ENVIRONMENTAL
VIOLATIONS AT TEXAS OIL REFINERY
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Koch Petroleum Group, L.P. pled guilty today to covering up environmental violations at its oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Under the plea agreement, Koch will pay a total of $20 million dollars: $10 million in criminal fines and $10 million for special projects to improve the environment in Corpus Christi – a record amount imposed in…
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