Thursday, March 3, 2011

House Republicans hate the environment ... love taking care of Koch brothers' peeps

Posted By on Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM

click to enlarge The House GOP disagrees.
  • The House GOP disagrees.

Because there's nothing like petty spite, House Republicans are getting rid of biodegradable cups in the Capitol lunchroom, replacing them with Styrofoam cups. Of course, there's going to be a link to Wichita's billionaire Koch brothers.

Via the Huffington Post: "Former Koch Industries executive George Wurtz owns WinCup, which supplies the Styrofoam cups now littering the building, following the House GOP's decision to phase out biodegradable cups from a Capitol lunchroom.



"House Republicans announced in January that they would end a program to place compostable cups, containers and utensils in the House-side mini-cafeteria, a direct shot at former Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "Green the Capitol" initiative, which did away with Styrofoam cups in 2007. Suspending the program resulted in business for Wurtz, a former executive of Koch Industries subsidiary Georgia-Pacific LLC."
 
Nothing like adding 535 tons of waste to landfills. Wonder what kind of cups -- and who's supplying them -- at the Missouri and Kansas statehouses?

H/T: The New Republic.


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