ERJ staff report (DS)
Washington DC -- Goodyear spent a total of $380 000 lobbying the US government in the second quarter of 2011, according to a disclosure report filed with the office of the US House clerk. The primary motivation was to support US Department of Commerce funding for the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) for Fiscal 2012.
The US Commerce Department cut all funding for the IRSG in the same period.
Goodyear also lobbied to win contracts at the Defense Logistics Agency and to influence standards for controlling emissions from industrial boilers and heaters and on the NHTSA
In the first quarter of 2011 Goodyear spent $732 000 on lobbying. In the second quarter 2010, the equivalent figure was $560 000.
The US paid US$105 000 in fees and subscriptions to the IRSG in 2010, which was forecast to rise to $112 000 in 2011. The US formally submitted its intention to withdraw to the IRSG Secretariat on 29 Oct. 2010 and set the 2012 budget to zero.
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Disclosure form from US House Clerk's office
Associated press via Forbes (US - Wall Street)
CBS Moneywatch (US - Wall Street)