Dow Chemical spent $1.9M on 2Q gov't lobbying

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Posted: Sep 01, 2011 4:49 PM
Dow Chemical spent $1.9M on 2Q gov't lobbying

The Dow Chemical Co. spent $1.9 million in the second quarter to lobby the government on proposals ranging from energy to anti-terrorism security for chemical facilities, according to a disclosure report.

The total compared with $2.7 million that the chemical manufacturer spent on lobbying in the year-ago quarter and $2.2 million it spent in the first quarter.

From April through June, Dow Chemical lobbied on a range of energy-related issues, including proposals on energy efficiency, renewable energy and nuclear power. It also discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of greenhouse gases.

Other topics included the Toxic Substances Control Act, patent reform, pipeline transportation safety, legislation to address anti-terrorism measures at chemical facilities, trade, retirement plans and health reform.

In addition to Congress, Dow Chemical lobbied a number of agencies, including the EPA, the departments of Commerce and Treasury, the U.S. Trade Representative and the White House, according to the July 20 report filed with the House clerk's office.