Alcoa Spends $340,000 Lobbying in 4th Quarterby Staff
Business Week, March 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - Aluminum manufacturing giant Alcoa Inc. spent $340,000 in the fourth quarter to lobby the government on issues ranging from energy to defense, according to a recent disclosure report.
The total compared with $520,000 that the Pittsburgh company spent in the year-ago quarter, according to the report filed Jan. 14 with the House clerk's office. Alcoa spent $380,000 in the third quarter.
Alcoa said it lobbied the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Federal Regulatory Commission during the quarter.
Among the issues discussed was power availability related to the Bonneville Power Association, and cap-and-trade related to climate legislation, including credit for early action and international trade implications.
Other topics included hydroelectric generating facilities, and defense and labor issues, according to the report.
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