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.
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
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