The Saga of Koch Industries

Koch Industries owed its creation to Fred C. Koch (1900-1967), a chemical engineer who developed a new cracking method for the refinement of heavy oil into gaso

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Tar Sands Oil Dust in the Windy City

A Koch brothers company is piling huge mounds of toxic petcoke—the black, dusty remnants of tar sands oil—along the Calumet River. Chicagoans (obviously) wa

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