Keystone XL Pipeline – Q1 2012 Lobbying

The recently filed 2012 Q1 LD-2 forms show that both supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline project have all decreased their lobbying activity from the previous quarter.

Supporters

ConocoPhillips: Decreased lobbying by 77% from previous quarter

  • Spent $1,030,000 in Q1 2012, down $3,393,000 from Q4 2011 when they spent $4,423,000
  • Lobbying issues: air permitting issues; hydraulic fracturing studies and regulations; Clean Air regulations; Libya: general US/Libya relations; Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Security Act; Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Human Rights Act of 2012.

TransCanada: Decreased lobbying by 22% from previous quarter

  • Spent $320,000 in Q1 2012 down $90,000 from Q4 2011 when they spent $410,000.
  • Lobbying issues: Permitting issues regarding Keystone XL pipeline project

Opponents

League of Conservation Voters: Decreased lobbying by 33% from previous quarter

  • Spent $20,000 in Q1 2012, down $10,000 from Q4 2011 when they spent $30,000
  • Lobbying issues: Opposition to the proposal Keystone XL tar sands pipeline at the State Department; opposition to offshore Arctic drilling; Support for S. 1397, the Incentivizing Offshore Windpower Act, the Safe Chemicals Act; Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act; National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act

Natural Resources Defense Council: Decreased lobbying by 21% from previous quarter

  • Spent $100,200 in Q1 2012, down $17,808 from Q4 2011 when they spent $82,392.
  • Lobbying issues: Clean Air Act defense; light bulb energy efficiency standards; building energy efficiency standards; forest planning rules

Sierra Club: Decreased lobbying by 44% from previous quarter

  • Spent $100,000 in Q1 2012 down $80,000 from Q4 2011 when they spent $180,000.
  • Lobbying issues: The Reins Act; Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011; Mining Jobs Protection Act, EPA Regulatory Act of 2011; Healthy Kids Outdoors Act

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: