Campaign Finance$12,367,791 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.
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 Southern Co
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Southern Co $130,580,000 Southern Co Services $15,820,000 Georgia Power $2,020,000 Alabama Power $1,570,000 Southern Nuclear Operating Co $840,000 Mississippi Power $374,694 Gulf Power $280,000 Fleishman-Hillard Inc $0
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Science & Technology,
- Natural Resources
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 H.R.910 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 H.R.2401 Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011 S.228 Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act S.482 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 S.231 EPA Stationary Source Regulations Suspension Act S.1462 American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009 S.2191 America's Climate Security Act of 2007 S.1733 Green Taxis Act of 2009 S.539 Clean Renewable Energy and Economic Development Act
RegulationsMentioned in 820 dockets; Submitted to 42 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 "Southern Co" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 3 EERE Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products; Energy Conservation Standards for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers [62FR23102] (EERE-1993-STD-0051) 2006
- Toggle 2 OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION 2006
- Toggle 2 EERE Energy Conservation Program for Commercial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards for Distribution Transformers Energy Conservation Standards [71FR44356] (EERE-2000-STD-0099) 2006
- Toggle 2 OSHA ABRASIVE BLASTING 2006
- Toggle 2 OSHA CRYSTALLINE SILICA 2006
- Toggle 2 OSHA ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; Electrical Protective Equipment 2006
- Toggle 2 EERE Energy Efficiency Standards for Pool Heaters, Direct Heating Equipment and Water Heaters [72FR4219] (EE-2006-STD-0129) 2006
- Toggle 1 FWS Petition to List 404 Species in the Southeastern United States as Endangered 2011
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment 2010
- Toggle 1 OSHA POWERED INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS 2006
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 187 EPA HAZARDOUS AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF SPECIAL WASTES; DISPOSAL OF COAL COMBUSTION RESIDUALS FROM ELECTRIC UTILITIES 2009
- Toggle 128 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Coal- and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units 2009
- Toggle 95 EPA Rulemaking for the Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Limitations Guidelines 2009
- Toggle 94 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Utility Air Toxics; Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) 2002
- Toggle 72 EPA Clean Air Transport Rule 2009
- Toggle 55 EPA Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program: Federal Requirements for Class VI Injection Wells for the Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide - Proposed Rule 2008
- Toggle 54 EPA Greenhouse Gas New Source Performance Standard for Electric Generating Units 2011
- Toggle 53 EPA Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Non-attainment New Source Review (NSR): Routine Maintenance,Repair and Replacement 2002
- Toggle 42 EPA Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone ;Clean Air Interstate Rule, (CAIR) 2003
- Toggle 41 EPA Preliminary 2008 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 2006
EPA Violations1 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.
|Industrial Pollution Control (Ipc) (Cost Recovery Agmt)||Southern Company, Inc. (+236 others)||2003||Jackson, Ms||$3,440,369|
Advisory Committees2 people on 2 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.