Vice News: Candidate’s Pro-Environment Stance Might Be A Winning Strategy In Michigan Senate Race
“Last July, a small Canadian environmental group called Windsor on Watch captured footage of a frightening spectacle — a giant black cloud, dark and ominous as a thunderhead, swirling into Ontario from neighboring Detroit.
The cloud, it turned out, was dust from piles of petroleum coke, or petcoke, a byproduct of refining oil. The petcoke was the property of Koch Carbon, a company controlled by the Koch brothers, who have made much of their $100 billion fortune from fossil fuels. Though the dirty piles were eventually removed from the banks of the Detroit River, their influence is still being felt in Michigan’s US Senate race, which pits Democrat Gary Peters against Republican Terri Lynn Land.”