Flint Hills Resources Canada LP, the energy and resources company owned by the controversial American brothers, David and Charles Koch, is one of the intervenors in the Northern Gateway Joint Review process, a check of the JR website shows.
The two men own Koch Industries, the second largest privately held company in the United States. According to a Forbes article quoted by Wikipedia, Koch Industries has a world wide annual revenue estimated at $98 billion.
Koch Industries website
Northwest Coast Energy News checked the JRP website after an article published online today by Columbia Journalism Review outlined the Koch brothers and their company’s involvement in the Keystone XL pipeline and their extensive holdings in Canada through Flint Hills Resources.
Wikipedia says David and Charles have funded and libertarian policy and advocacy groups in the United States.
Since the 1980s the Koch foundations have given more than $100 million to such organizations, among these think tanks like the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute, as well as more recently Americans for Prosperity. Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks are Koch-linked organizations that have been linked to the Tea Party movement
On Nov. 7, 2011, The Guardian reported that the Koch brothers plan to launch a giant database listing all Americans with conservative leanings in an attempt to influence the 2012 elections, including the presidential race. See Koch brothers: secretive billionaires to launch vast database with 2012 in mind
An interactive from The Guardian lists all the Koch connections.
Koch replies to its critics on the KochFacts site.