Oil billionaire brother Koch brothers contributed to the flooding after Hurricane Katrina then tried to use it to ‘better their bottom line’, a new report has claimed.
The report, by Bridge Project, is part of a lawsuit claiming the Koch Pipeline Company are ‘partly responsible for the destruction of 1 million acres of marshlands and also for millions more acres of dying marshland’.
It says that this marshland provided natural protection against flooding for the area and it’s destruction, for commercial interests, contributed to the devastation in 2005.
It also alleges that their company then hiked up prices after the crisis to profit from the devastation, although this was not proven, even after an investigation by Congress.
The damning report, compiled by American Bridge, a Democratic opposition group, also claims that the company, along with others, opposed legislation that could have aided the recovery.
It reads: ‘This report looks back on how the business practices of Koch Industries contributed to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and how Koch Industries took advantage of the devastation to better their bottom line.
You can’t make this stuff up.
‘The simple truth is that Koch Industries operates with a philosophy of putting its business interest ahead of local interests, and this report examines how that philosophy unfolded for the people hurt by Hurricane Katrina.’
Weird how nobody’s uncovered this nefarious plot until now. Maybe someone should ask Grandma if she agrees with this lunacy.
In the world of outside supporters to Hillary Rodham Clinton, no one has a more visible, and singular, role than David Brock, her former critic-turned-guardian.
Mr. Brock created the opposition research-focused “super PAC” American Bridge, the liberal watchdog group Media Matters, and the pro-Clinton group Correct the Record, which is now coordinating with Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign. He is also on the board of Priorities USA, the super PAC that hopes to raise large sums of money in support of Mrs. Clinton.