WASHINGTON (Sept. 30, 2011)—Goodyear spent $1.29 million on lobbying federal agencies in the first half, according to a disclosure document filed with the U.S. House of Representatives.
The tire maker spent $380,000 in the second quarter to help convince the U.S. Department of Commerce not to end funding of the International Rubber Study Group, the report said. In the first quarter, Goodyear spent $732,000, and in the second, $560,000. It also lobbied to win contracts at the Defense Logistics Agency, to influence standards for controlling emissions from industrial boilers and heaters, and on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-related issues.
The U.S. paid $105,000 in fees and subscriptions to the IRSG in 2010, which was forecast to rise to $112,000 in 2011. The U.S. on Oct. 29, 2010, disclosed it would withdraw from the IRSG, and wouldn't provide funds in 2012