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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dow Chemicals spends millions on gov't lobbying

Dow Chemical spent $2.71 on 2Q gov't lobbying
WASHINGTON: The Dow Chemical Co. spent $2.7 million in the second quarter to lobby Congress and several federal agencies on issues ranging from energy efficiency to defense, according to a recent disclosure report.

The chemical manufacturer's total lobbying cost compares with the $1.2 million it spent in the second quarter of 2009 and $2 million it spent in the first quarter.

From April to June, Dow Chemical discussed pending legislation and issues on a number of fronts, including security of chemical facilities and energy efficiency. It also lobbied on green chemistry, asbestos legislation, derivatives, health reform, taxes, trade and in support of ballistics shield material and solar materials under defense appropriations measures.

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

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9HUNST80.htm

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