Skip to comments.Koch Industries Responds to Greenpeace
Posted on 04/07/2010 2:07:27 AM PDT by RogerFGay
On Saturday, I reported that Greenpeace was distributing a "report" accusing Koch Industries and Exxon Mobil Company of funding anti-global warming scare-mongering work (as if it would be a bad thing). On Tuesday, I posted additional information on Koch Industries with a link to a 2006 WSJ interview with CEO Charles Koch. Below is a response to Greenpeace directly from Koch Industries.
Statement regarding Greenpeace Report, March 2010In a consistent, principled effort for more than 50 years long before climate change was a key policy issue Koch companies and Koch foundations have worked to advance economic freedom and market-based policy solutions to challenges faced by society. These efforts are about creating more opportunity and prosperity for all, as it's a historical fact that economic freedom best fosters innovation, environmental protection and improved quality of life in a society.
The Greenpeace report mischaracterizes these efforts and distorts the environmental record of our companies. Koch companies have long supported science-based inquiry and dialogue about climate change and proposed responses to it. Koch companies have put tremendous effort into discovering and adopting innovative practices that reduce energy use and emissions in the manufacture and distribution of our products.
We believe the political response to climate issues should be based on sound science. Both a free society and the scientific method require an open and honest airing of all sides, not demonizing and silencing those with whom you disagree. We've strived to encourage an intellectually honest debate on the scientific basis for claims of harm from greenhouse gases. We have tried to help bring out the facts of the potential effectiveness and costs of policies proposed to deal with climate, as it's crucial to understand whether proposed initiatives to reduce greenhouse gases will achieve desired environmental goals and what effects they would likely have on the global economy.
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Koch Industries Newsroom
Let me see if I got this straight, an enviro-whacko group is accusing someone of scaremongering? Am I missing something?
They were obviously trying to trick people into thinking the rumors of expose that the GW scare is a hoax were all just part of an evil conspiracy. (Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain - Greenpeace is the great and powerful wizard of Gaia.)
accusing Koch Industries and Exxon Mobil Company of funding anti-global warming scare-mongering work So Greenpeace wants Koch Industries and Exxon Mobil Company to not interfere with Greenpeace’s global warming scare-mongering work!!!
Koch brothers, and family are one of my favorites. Very, supportive of economic liberty and property rights for everyone. They are not fans of the GOP, as they see the party as a big government loving, anti competition loving, soft, go slower ( a bit ) socialists.
Being called a stooge for oil companies, when pointing out the lack of science in the religion of man-made global, warming is somewhat the equivalent of being called a racist.
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