Dow Chemical

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).

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

Information

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.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $1,363,367
    Total Spent:
    $996,091
    Cash on Hand:
    $478,635
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

covers roughly through Q4 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Dow Chemical Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$19,640,000 Spent
Information

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.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Dow Chemical

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Dow Chemical $17,815,000
    Dow AgroSciences $1,825,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Agriculture,
    • Taxes,
    • Chemical Industry,
    • Trade,
    • Manufacturing,
    • Government Issues,
    • Health Issues,
    • Homeland Security
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.1380 New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011
    H.R.942 American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011
    S.461 Polluter Pays Restoration Act
    H.R.901 Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Security Authorization Act of 2011
    H.R.908 Full Implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Act
    H.R.2088 Tax Parity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act of 2011
    S.301 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to make technical and minor modifications to the positive train control requirements under chapter 201.
    S.413 Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act
    S.473 Continuing Chemical Facilities Antiterrorism Security Act of 2011
    S.1000 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011
View all lobbying data for Dow Chemical Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 283 dockets; Submitted to 1 docket
Information

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.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Dow Chemical" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

EPA Violations

1 Enforcement Actions
Information

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.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Operating Industries Inc Superfund Site Admin Settlement No.2010-04 The Dow Chemical Company (+275 others) 2011 Monterey Park, Ca $8,500,000
View all EPA violations data for Dow Chemical Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

11 people on 11 committees
Information

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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Dow Chemical" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 5 people on 4 committees
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 4 people on 4 committees
  • Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Dow Chemical