Koch Brothers Exposed: Brave New Films Explains How Billionaires Could Profit From Keystone XL Pipeline

Mon, 2011-05-23 14:22Brendan DeMelle
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Koch Brothers Exposed: Brave New Films Explains How Billionaires Could Profit From Keystone XL Pipeline

In the latest installment of its video series “Koch Brothers Exposed,” the Brave New Films team interviews concerned property owners and farmers whose land and water quality is threatened by the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry filthy tar sands crude from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries. 

The short video outlines the various ways that the billionaire Koch brothers may stand to benefit from the Keystone XL pipeline - that is, if it is ever built. 

A diverse and fast-growing coalition of property owners, farmers, water quality advocates, ethics watchdogs and environmentalists is rising up against the proposed pipeline, citing the threat of devestating impacts on critical public resources, including water supplies such as the Ogallala aquifer, which sits directly in the path of the currently anticipated pipeline route. Then there are the property rights, economics, and climate change-related reasons why this pipeline is so controversial.

As the video makes clear, the decision whether to grant a thumbs up or down to TransCanada’s request for a presidential permit to build the 1,959-mile tar sands pipeline rests sqaurely with Secretary Clinton and the State Department. The video asks viewers to “Tell Secretary Clinton To Say No To The Kochs” and the Keystone XL pipeline.

I wrote last week about a lawsuit filed by ethics and environmental watchdogs against Clinton and the State Department over allegations that a former Clinton campaign staffer may enjoy undue influence over the pipeline decision in his role as the chief lobbyist for TransCanada. 

Now Brave New Films is shining a spotlight on how the Koch brothers might benefit from the tar sands pipeline too.

Watch Brave New Films’ latest video:


Also read Brave New Films’ director Robert Greenwald’s blog at Huffington Post on this matter.

Comments

What a revelation!!!!
Rich people making a profit from investing in job creating projects!!!

How disgusting!!!!…

I just wish rich people would stop creating jobs. It is just soooooooo immoral.
they should just keep their mony in banks.
Damn them.

Damn them…..

I could be so happy on welfare…. if it were not for them.

The government should do something. After all my welfare and happyness is the governments responsibility…

Let me know when this awful scourage of private enterprise creating jobs is stopped. I’ll be home drinking beer on my couch.

So by your reckoning, Bin Laden was a hero because he provided jobs?

Your comment is a false dichotomy.

Because what happens when someone invests in solar panel factories?

Denialists screaming “IT’S ALL A SCAM TO MAKE MONEY!!!! SEEE!!!!!”.

Apparently you’re only allowed to make money polluting.

What happens when someone invests in a solar panel factory? A rich industrialist in China gets a little bit richer, and some middle man deposits his taxpayer-funded government “green” subsidies in his bank account in the Canary Islands.

Hurray for the environment!

I dont see any link to the petition in the article so I thought Id post it here to make it easy for people to sign as soon as possible. Time is of the essence. http://kochbrothersexposed.com/tellclintonno/

Also check out Creeksides excellent collation of the issues as the Koch Bros. relate to Canada. http://creekside1.blogspot.com/2011/05/north-american-made-energy-security-act.html

I wonder what this little propaganda movie cost George Soros?

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