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Dow Chemical Spent $1.15 Million on Third-Quarter Lobbying

January 12, 2011
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According to the Associated Press, Dow Chemical Co. spent $1.15 million in the third quarter to lobby the government on issues ranging from trade to energy efficiency, according to a recent disclosure report. The chemical manufacturer''s lobbying expenditure compared with the $2.7 million it spent in the second quarter and $1.4 million that it spent in the third quarter of 2009. From July through September, Dow Chemical discussed a range of pending legislation, including market access to Thailand, India and China, defense appropriations for solar materials, energy efficiency, and tax and health issues. In addition to Congress, Dow Chemical lobbied a number of agencies, including the Commerce Department, the U.S. Trade Representative, the Treasury Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House, according to the report filed Oct. 20 with the House clerk''s office.

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