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).
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.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's July 7, 2009 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
- Total Raised:
- Total Spent:
- Cash on Hand:
Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q3 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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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 $13,350,000 Dow AgroSciences $1,500,000 Rohm & Haas $0
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Environment & Superfund,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Health Issues,
- Homeland Security,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 H.R.4380 Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2009 H.R.422 H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of 2009 H.R.564 Superfund Reinvestment Act of 2009 H.R.832 Superfund Polluter Pays Act H.R.2098 S.1203 Grow Research Opportunities With Taxcredits' Help Act S.1250 Algae-based Renewable Fuel Promotion Act of 2009 S.3434 Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010
RegulationsMentioned in 299 dockets; Submitted to 5 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 2 OSHA Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Column 2009
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments Concerning Free Trade Agreement With the Republic of Colombia 2009
- Toggle 1 OSHA Combustible Dust 2009
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Hazardous Materials; Rail Special Permits 2010
- Toggle 1 OSHA OSHA Recordkeeping NAICS Update and Reporting Revision 2010
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 248 APHIS Dow AgroSciences LLC; Availability of Petition, Plant Pest Risk Assessment, and Environmental Assessment for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Corn Genetically Engineered for Herbicide Tolerance 2010
- Toggle 29 EPA Rulemaking for the Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Limitations Guidelines 2009
- Toggle 25 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks; Group I Polymers and Resins; Marine Tank Vessel Loading Operations; Pharmaceuticals Production; The Printing and Publishing Industry; and Steel Pickling--HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration Plants 2010
- Toggle 19 EPA Draft Guidance on Recommended Interim Preliminary Remediation Goals for Dioxin in Soil at CERCLA and RCRA Sites 2009
- Toggle 19 EPA Clean Air Transport Rule 2009
- Toggle 16 EPA National Priorities List, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Gowanus Canal 2009
- Toggle 15 EPA Environmental Protection Agency Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP): Second List of Chemicals for Screening under the EDSP 2009
- Toggle 11 EPA Special Docket OPP Aquatic Benchmarks Support Documents 2009
- Toggle 11 EPA Notice of Final 2010 Effluent Guidelines Program and 2011 Annual Review 2010
- Toggle 11 EPA Notice of FIFRA SAP Meeting; Scientific Issues Associated with Chlorpyrifos, Probabilistic Approach, October 5-8, 2010] 2010
EPA Violations6 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 Admin Order On Consent (Cercla)||Dow Chemical Company||2009||Midland, Mi||$1,500,000|
|Alco Industries, Inc. Et Al.||Union Carbide Corporation (+22 others)||2010||Winslow, Nj||$10,100,000|
|Omega Chemical Superfund Site Ou-1 Rd/Ra||Dow Chemical Company (+270 others)||2010||Whittier, Ca||$7,100,000|
|Chemical Recovery Consent Decree (Cercla)||Union Carbide Corporation (+42 others)||2010||Elyria, Oh||$2,575,000|
|Brambles Environmental, Inc. Et Al.||Union Carbide Corporation (+6 others)||2009||Colonie, Ny||$1,450,000|
Advisory Committees15 people on 15 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 7 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 5 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 1 person on 1 committee