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Koch brothers hold lease in tar sands the size of Delaware

Turns out billionaire American oil tycoons and Tea Party founders Charles and David Koch are major lease holders in Alberta’s tar sands. Alberta’s ministry of energy confirmed to the Washington Post this week that the Koch brothers own 1.1 million acres in tar sands region in Northern Alberta, through a subsidiary of Koch Industries, “the privately-owned cornerstone […]

March 21, 2014

Turns out billionaire American oil tycoons and Tea Party founders Charles and David Koch are major lease holders in Alberta’s tar sands.

Alberta’s ministry of energy confirmed to the Washington Post this week that the Koch brothers own 1.1 million acres in tar sands region in Northern Alberta, through a subsidiary of Koch Industries, “the privately-owned cornerstone of fortune.”

That’s “an area nearly the size of Delaware in what “appears to be a long-term investment that could produce tens of…