Koch Industries Ramps Up Lobbying Against Clean Car Policies | DeSmo
Koch Industries, the second largest privately held company in the United States, has significantly increased its lobbying spending this year, including efforts to influence policy on key climate and transportation issues and legislation.
Mandatory disclosure forms reveal that lobbying by Koch Industries is up by almost 20 percent compared to this time last year. According to the forms, Koch lobbying expenditures through the third quarter total $9.1 million, compared to $7.7 million through the third quarter of 2018. This increase comes after Democrats took control of the House, as the Green New Deal entered the political discourse, and while a number of clean transportation policies were considered by lawmakers.
In fact, the lobbying disclosure forms indicate Koch Industries lobbied each quarter on issues including the Green New Deal and legislation pertaining to the EV tax credit and clean car standards—two hot button policies addressing the largest source of carbon emissions in the country—our gas guzzling transportation sector.