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Koch Brothers and US Chamber: Polluting Our Earth and Our Democracies

The Kochs are right up there now with the great plutocrats of American history, a 21st century version of the robber barons.

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Those of us who work on climate change have spent years trying to figure out why Congress pays no attention to what's clearly the most dangerous issues the earth faces. For years we thought we simply needed to explain the crisis more skillfully. But in the last year the truth is becoming clearer: Hidden in the shadows are the guys with money who pull the strings. We need to illuminate those shadows, with the Kochs and even more with the U.S. Chamber.

Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org, an international climate campaign.

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