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Koch accused of funding 'climate denial machine'

The environmental group Greenpeace has released a 42-page report titled, "Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine." It contends that "the Koch brothers, their family members and their employees direct a web of financing that supports conservative special interest groups and think tanks, with a strong focus on fighting environmental regulation, opposing clean energy legislation and easing limits on industrial pollution."The Wichita-based company responded that Greenpeace mischaracterized Koch's efforts and distorted its environmental record. "Both a free society and the scientific method require an open and honest airing of all sides, not demonizing and silencing those with whom you disagree," the company said in a statement.