The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is a multinational corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan, United States. As of 2007, it is the second largest chemical manufacturer in the world by revenue (after BASF) and as of February 2009, the third-largest chemical company in the world by market capitalization (after BASF and DuPont).
Campaign Finance$11,069,449 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying on Behalf of Dow Chemical
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Dow Chemical $78,640,270 Dow AgroSciences $12,510,000 Union Carbide $60,000 Rohm & Haas $0
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Environment & Superfund,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Chemical Industry,
- Health Issues,
- Food Industry,
- Homeland Security
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.2191 America's Climate Security Act of 2007 H.R.1820 Tax Equity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act of 2007 S.1556 Tax Equity for Domestic Partner and Health Plan Beneficiaries Act H.R.6 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 H.R.2337 Federal Consistency Appeals Decision Refinement Act H.R.2419 Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 H.R.1380 New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 931 dockets; Submitted to 69 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Dow Chemical" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 7 PHMSA The Dow Chemical Company - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Transportation in Commerce of Non-Bulk Packaging which have received an Alternative Testing Procedure 2002
- Toggle 6 PHMSA Hazardous Materials: Enhancing Rail Transportation Security for Toxic Inhalation 2004
- Toggle 4 OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION 2006
- Toggle 3 PHMSA Improvements to Harzardous Materials Identification Systems 1992
- Toggle 3 PHMSA Safeguarding Food From Contamination During Transportation 1991
- Toggle 3 FDA Electronic Records & Signatures, Retention of Electronic Rec 2000
- Toggle 3 PHMSA ChemCentral - Exemption - Authorize Rail Cars to Remain Connected 2000
- Toggle 2 FRA Improving the Safety of Railroad Tank Car Transportation of Hazardous Materials 2006
- Toggle 2 PHMSA The Dow Chemical Company - Emergency Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Authorize an Alternative Method of Testing DOT-Specification 51 Portable Tanks for Use in Transporting Certain Division 2.2 Materials 2004
- Toggle 2 PHMSA Dow Chemical Company - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Authorize the Transportation in Commerce of DOT 112S Specification Tank Cars that Exceed the Weight Requirement for Transporting Certain Hazardous Materials 2004
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 107 PHMSA Railway Progress Institute, Inc. - Hazardous Materials - Exemption - Tank Cars - Various Chemicals 1998
- Toggle 92 PHMSA Hazardous Materials Transportation; Registration and Fee Assessment Program 1999
- Toggle 31 OSHA VINYL CHLORIDE 2006
- Toggle 29 OSHA STEEL ERECTION 2006
- Toggle 25 OSHA AIR CONTAMINANTS 2006
- Toggle 21 OSHA GLYCOL ETHERS 2006
- Toggle 21 PHMSA The Dow Chemical Company - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Transportation in Commerce of Non-Bulk Packaging which have received an Alternative Testing Procedure 2002
- Toggle 21 OSHA PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT OF HIGHLY HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS 2006
- Toggle 18 OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION 2006
- Toggle 16 OSHA BERYLLIUM 2006
Federal Spending9 grants; 7 contracts
Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.
Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.
Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.
Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.
|Dow Chemical Co||2006||Energy, Department Of||ROCKY FLATS M&O LITIGATION EXPENSES||$8,000,000|
|Dow Chemical Co||2006||Energy, Department Of||ROCKY FLATS M&O LITIGATION EXPENSES||$4,600,000|
|Dow Chemical Co||2005||Energy, Department Of||ROCKY FLATS M&O LITIGATION EXPENSES||$2,795,000|
|Dow Chemical Company||2004||National Institute Of Standards And Technology||ELECTRONICS AND PHOTONICS RESEARCH WITH POTENTIALLY FAR-REACHING SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC AND SCIENTIFIC BENEFITS.||$2,314,813|
|Dow Chemical Company||2005||National Institute Of Standards And Technology||HIGH-SPEED AFM-BASED PLATFORM FOR QUANTITATIVE NANOMECHANICAL MEASUREMENTS||$2,172,247|
|Dow Chemical Company||2006||National Institute Of Standards And Technology||HIGH-SPEED AFM-BASED PLATFORM FOR QUANTITATIVE NANOMECHANICAL MEASUREMENTS||$2,073,654|
|Dow Chemical Co||2006||Energy, Department Of||ROCKY FLATS M&O LITIGATION EXPENSES||$2,000,000|
|Dow Chemical Company||2004||National Institutes Of Health||$1,872,449|
|Dow Chemical||2000||National Institute Of Standards And Technology||NANOCOMPOSITE NEW LOW COST/HIGHSTRENGTH MATERIALS FOAR AUTOMOTIVE PARTS||$1,742,017|
|Dow Chemical Co||2006||Energy, Department Of||ROCKY FLATS M&O LITIGATION EXPENSES||$1,700,000|
EPA Violations29 Enforcement Actions
Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.
Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.
For more information see our EPA methodology page.
|Tittabawassee River Admin Order On Consent (Cercla)||Dow Chemical Company||2010||Midland, Mi||$15,000,000|
|Tittabawassee River -Reach J-K Admin Order On Consent (Cercla)||The Dow Chemical Company||2007||Midland, Mi||$3,000,000|
|Tittabawassee River -Reach O Admin Order On Consent (Cercla)||The Dow Chemical Company||2007||Midland, Mi||$3,000,000|
|Tittabawassee River -Reach D Admin Order On Consent (Cercla)||The Dow Chemical Company||2007||Midland, Mi||$3,000,000|
|Tittabawassee River Admin Order On Consent (Cercla)||Dow Chemical Company||2009||Midland, Mi||$1,500,000|
|Dow Chemical||Dow Chemical||2005||Plaquemine, La||$1,500,000|
|Union Carbide||Union Carbide||2007||Norco, La||$1,006,543|
|Sauget Area 2 Unilateral Admin Order (Cercla)||Dow Chemical (+76 others)||2002||Sauget, Il||$26,500,000|
|Air Products & Chemical, Inc Et Al||Union Carbide Corporation (+40 others)||2005||Elkton, Md||$24,500,000|
|3m Company||Union Carbide Corporation (+106 others)||2008||Wood Ridge, Nj||$18,000,000|
Advisory Committees58 people on 48 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Dow Chemical" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle National Science Foundation 17 people on 14 committees
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 21 people on 11 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 11 people on 10 committees
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 4 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 3 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 3 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle General Services Administration 1 person on 1 committee