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Alcoa Spent $410,000
in First Quarter on Lobbying

by Associated Press
Houston Chronicle, May 12, 2008

WASHINGTON - Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. spent $410,000 in the first quarter to lobby on energy and other issues, according to a disclosure form.

The company lobbied the federal government on issues related to defense spending, climate change and access to electricity from the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Ore.

The Bonneville Power Administration, a federally-administered regional power agency, operates a group of hydroelectric dams. In February, the BPA issued a proposal to allow greater access to its hydroelectric power.

In the first three months of the year, the company lobbied Congress and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, according to a form filed April 17.

Lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches, under a federal law enacted in 1995.

Associated Press
Alcoa Spent $410,000 in First Quarter on Lobbying
Houston Chronicle, May 12, 2008

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