The biggest lease holder in Canadaís oil sands isnít Exxon Mobil or Chevron

Sounds very ominous...anyway...

It’s the Koch brothers.

  • By Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin

You might expect the biggest lease owner in Canada's oil sands, or tar sands, to be one of the international oil giants, like Exxon Mobil or Royal Dutch Shell. But that isn't the case. The biggest lease holder in the northern Alberta oil sands is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, the privately-owned cornerstone of the fortune of conservative Koch brothers Charles and David.

The Koch Industries subsidiary holds leases on 1.1 million acres -- an area nearly the size of Delaware -- in the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, according to an activist group (external - login to view)that studied Alberta provincial records. The Post confirmed the group’s findings with Alberta Energy, the provincial government’s ministry of energy. Separately, industry sources familiar with oil sands leases said Koch’s lease holdings could be closer to two million acres. The companies with the next biggest net acreage positions in oil sands leases are Conoco Phillips and Shell, both close behind.

yeah, yeah

The biggest lease holder in Canada‚€™s oil sands isn‚€™t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It‚€™s the Koch brothers. (external - login to view)
Same guys that finance all the anti development protests in Canada.
but suddenly,
Who is Post reporter Juliet Eilperin? Among other things, she is married to Andrew Light, who writes on climate policy for the Center for American Progress. The Center for American Progress is an Obama administration front group headed by John Podesta, who is a "special advisor" to the Obama administration. CAP's web site, Think Progress, has carried out a years-long vendetta against the Koch brothers that has focused largely on the environment. Ms. Eilperin's conflict in writing about environmental issues has already been a subject of controversy at the Post.
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