Anyone who reads a Tribune newspaper can exhale now. The Koch brothers, notorious climate-denying billionaires, are no longer interested in buying the media company, according to their spokesperson.
The second largest newspaper publisher in the country, The Tribune company’s newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun.
Greenpeace launched a campaign against this acquisition when the Koch brothers announced it last spring. The coalition of groups generated more than 50,000 petitions to the Tribune company asking them not to sell to David and Charles Koch. In May, people gathered outside 14 Tribune company headquarters to protest the purchase.