How Did The Koch Brothers Get Away With Polluting Detroit?

“The dirtiest residue from the dirtiest oil on earth" lining Detroit shores…courtesy of the Koch Borothers. Photo: Fabrizio Costantini @TheNYTimes

“The dirtiest residue from the dirtiest oil on earth” now lining the Detroit shoreline…courtesy of the Koch Borothers. Photo: Fabrizio Costantini @TheNYTimes

In six months time, Detroit, Michigan has gained an ugly, dirty black mountain that is a city block long and three stories high — much to the city’s surprise. Windsor, Ontario is none too happy about it, either, since the mess lines the riverbank and mars the view from their side of the river. The mountain is made up of petcoke, described by researcher Lorne Stockman as “the dirtiest residue from the dirtiest oil on earth.”