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American Chemistry Council Spent $1.65M to Lobby

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 1:13pm
The Associated Press

The American Chemistry Council spent $1.65 million in the second quarter to lobby the government on issues ranging from greenhouse gas emissions to anti-terrorism security for chemical facilities, according to a recent disclosure report.

The total spent by the chemical manufacturing industry's trade group compared with $1.79 million it spent on lobbying in the second quarter of 2010 and $1.33 million in the first quarter.

From April through June, the organization lobbied issues such as the Environmental Protection Agency's authority over greenhouse gas emissions, anti-terrorism security proposals for chemical facilities, railroad antitrust enforcement and reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board.

It also discussed climate change, the federal budget and tax reform.

In addition to the House of Representatives and the Senate, the council lobbied a number of agencies, including the EPA, the National Security Council, the Office of Management and Budget and the departments of Interior, Health and Human Services and Treasury, according to the report filed July 19 at the House clerk's office.

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