Key findings

  • Koch Industries has increased its lobbying from $857,000 in 2004 to $20 million in the last two years.
  • Koch has 165 manufacturing facilities and lobbies against increased regulation of toxic byproducts like dioxin, asbestos and formaldehyde.
  • Koch has purchased four ethanol plants with a combined capacity of 435 million gallons; ethanol subsidies cost the government $6 billion each year.
  • Koch lobbies to protect the Section 199 deduction to help U.S. manufacturers; the subsidy for energy firms cost the Treasury $14 billion over 10 years.
  • Koch had $100 billion revenues in 2009, second only to Cargill as a private U.S. company.