Here’s the Toxic GOP/Tea Party Agenda That Koch Industries Purchased...
By Susan Kraemer
Wonk Room has published some of the legal challenges that Koch Industries has brought against the finally functioning EPA of the Obama administration. A sampling of some of the legal battles against the EPA that their lawyers are fighting shows that they just want to keep polluting.
Koch Industries forestry product subsidiary, Georgia Pacific claims that dioxins aren’t really toxic or carcinogenic. [Docket EPA-HQ-ORD-2010-0395]
Koch Industries oil and gas subsidiary Flint Hills Resources which operates six major hazardous air pollutant facilities, is protesting EPA’s proposed national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants from industrial boilers. [Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2002-0058]
Koch Industries oil and gas subsidiary Flint Hills Resources also “supports the elimination of all crude oil data reporting requirements” for greenhouse pollution compliance. [Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0109]
Koch Industries forestry product subsidiary Georgia Pacific, is fighting the EPA’s efforts to tighten water quality standards for stream-dumping. [Docket EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0596]
Koch Industries fertilizer subsidiary, Koch Nitrogen Co. LLC is challenging the disclosure of unit-specific or facility-specific greenhouse pollution, calling it “misguided.” [Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0508]
Koch Industries chemical subsidiary Invista wants to end the monitoring of chemical plant greenhouse pollution. [Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0508]
Koch Industries itself is protesting the EPA’s effort to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory. [Docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2009-0187] ... CONTINUED