January 01, 1970 | New York Times | News
Though few in the crowd knew it, the concert
had a powerful sponsor: Fueling U.S. Forward
, a public relations group for fossil fuels funded by Koch Industries, the oil
and petrochemicals conglomerate led by the ultraconservative billionaire brothers David H. and Charles G. Koch
. About halfway through the event, the music gave way to a panel discussion on how the holidays were made possible by energy — cheap energy, like oil and gas.