Are the Koch Brothers Trying to Influence TTIP Negotiations?

http://desmog.uk/2015/07/08/are-koch-brothers-trying-influence-ttip-negotiations

The latest release of lobbying data on the European Commission’s Transparency Register has raised concerns that the fossil-fuelled Kochs are trying to influence the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. Digging through the data, DeSmog UK found that the European arm of Koch Industry’s legal, lobbying and public affairs branch – known as Koch Companies Public Sector LLC – has spent up to £0.5m lobbying EU policymakers on the environment, energy and free trade. And according to the voluntary register, Koch Industries – the largest privately owned energy company in the United States, known for funding climate denial groups – has a particular interest in lobbying on the “EU’s free trade agreement negotiations.” Click here for reuse options! Tags: TTIPKoch brotherskoch industrieskoch companiesclimate changebrussels lobbyeuropean union

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