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Lobbyist Report for LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

740 15th Street NW Suite 700 WASHINGTON, DC 20005

USA

Lobbying on the following issues:

CLEAN AIR AND WATER (QUALITY) ENERGY/NUCLEAR GOVERNMENT ISSUES ENVIRONMENT/SUPERFUND NATURAL RESOURCES

Oppose undermining ozone clean air protections (EPA). Oppose the administrations Dirty Water Rule, which would gut Clean Water Act protections for streams and wetlands and jeopardize our drinking water. Support stronger regulation of PFAS by the administration. Support, S. 1790, the 2020 National Defense Authorization Acts provision to end the use of PFAS based foams on military installations by 2023. Urge EPA to withdraw its interpretive statement exempting point source pollution discharges through groundwater to surface water from Clean Water Act (CWA) protections. Urge EPA to disclose 24 studies on Pigment Violet 29 (PV29) under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Oppose H.R. 1764, which would extend the terms of the Clean Water Act permits issued to state and municipal dischargers from five to ten years. Oppose the proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for perchlorate, 84 Fed. Reg. 30524 (June 26, 2019). Oppose the proposed reclassification of major sources as area sources under section 112 of the Clean Air Act, Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 144 (July 26, 2019). Urge EPA to ban the discharge of plastic pellets and other pollutants tied to the chemical industry as part of review of the proposed Formosa ethane cracker complex.

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Oppose the expansion of new offshore drilling by the Department of the Interior. Oppose attempts to fast-track oil and gas leasing on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Support H.R.1146, Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, which would restore protections for the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Oppose legislative efforts to include funding for restarting the licensing process for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. Support lifting the caps on discretionary spending in FY 2020 and FY2021. Support modifying and extending tax credits for clean energy sources. Support the Driving America Forward Act, which would expand the electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cell tax credit. Support the Rural Energy for America Program, which invests in renewable energy. Support the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019. Support H.R. 1941, the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act of 2019. Support H.R. 205, the Protecting and Securing Floridas Coastline Act of 2019.

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Oppose all ideological anti-environmental policy riders and support a clean Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations package. Oppose Barry Myerss nomination to be Administrator of NOAA. Oppose the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which does not include strong environmental and worker protections. Support H.R. 1 and S. 949, For the People Act of 2019, which would strengthen voting rights, increase transparency and fairness in our campaign finance system, and improve ethics laws. Support H.R. 4 and S. 561, Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, which would revise and restore the coverage formula for the preclearance section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Support H.J.Res.2 and S.J.Res.51, Democracy For All Amendment, which would enact a Constitutional amendment explicitly authorizing Congress and the states to regulate campaign expenditures. Oppose Daniel Bress nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oppose Daniel Epsteins nomination to the US Court of Federal Claims. Oppose Lee Rudofskys nomination to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Support H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which would provide permanent protections for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. Support H.R.51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which would admit the District of Columbia as the 51st state in the Union. Oppose Daniel Jorjanis nomination for Solicitor of the Department of the Interior. Oppose William Barrs nomination to be Attorney General. Oppose Steven Menashis nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Oppose EPAs roll back of the clean car standards. Oppose EPAs repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Comment on the implementation of the Frank Lautenberg for the 21st Century Act (EPA). Oppose changes to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) current regulatory processes. Oppose CEQ rulemaking and revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Oppose EPA proposed rule, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science. Support H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020, which would increase investments to fight climate change and boost clean energy. Urge EPA to ban commercial use of methylene chloride-based paint strippers. Support the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2019. Support Amendments 327, 318, 424, 427, and 487 to H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act.

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Support the Endangered Species Act, which is facing unprecedented threats. Oppose the Interior Departments recommendations regarding rescinding or shrinking national monument protections. Support S. 367 and H.R. 1050, the ANTIQUITIES ACT, which codifies existing, presidentially-designated national monuments. Support the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), which encourages bird conservation. Oppose attempts to exempt the Tongass National Forest in Alaska from the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. Oppose mineral development authorizations in Minnesotas Superior National Forest during an ongoing study of a proposed mineral withdrawal within the Rainy River watershed. Request extension of comment period for Endangered Species Act rules proposed by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce. Oppose proposed rulemaking, which would revise the National Park Services protest permitting process regarding demonstrations at the National Mall, Memorial Parks, and Presidents Park. Oppose any new or amended proclamation by President Trump that weakens or removes protections of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument from extractive activities. Support Amendment 514 to S. 1790, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020, which would prohibit the use of national defense funds for the construction of walls along the southern border. Support H.R. 3195 and S. 1081, which provide the Land and Water Conservation Fund with full, permanent, and dedicated funding. Oppose S. 1317, the American Mineral Security Act. Oppose federal funding for the expansion of Shasta Dam in California. Support H.R. 2579 Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019 and S. 1386 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2019, to improve hardrock mining and clean up on public lands.

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Lobbyists:

SITTENFELD, TIERNAN
CHIEFFO, SARA
TAUREL, ALEX
FOOTE, MADELEINE JUSTINE
JORDAN, SARA
Davis, Matthew H
FORERO OROZCO, LAURA
Driscoll, Benjamin J

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name:
Samuelsohn
Country :
CANADA
Contribution :
$0



Lobbying on the following issues:

GOVERNMENT ISSUES NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENT/SUPERFUND ENERGY/NUCLEAR CLEAN AIR AND WATER (QUALITY)

Oppose all ideological anti-environmental policy riders and support a clean Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations package. Oppose Barry Myerss nomination to be Administrator of NOAA. Oppose the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which does not include strong environmental and worker protections. Oppose Heidi Kings nomination for Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Oppose Peter Wrights nomination for EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management. Oppose Patrick Wyricks nomination to the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. Support H.R. 1 and S. 949, For the People Act of 2019, which would strengthen voting rights, increase transparency and fairness in our campaign finance system, and improve ethics laws. Oppose Michael Truncales nomination to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Oppose Kenneth Lees nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oppose J. Campbell Barkers nomination to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Oppose Daniel Collins nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oppose Daniel Bress nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oppose David Bernhardts nomination for Interior Secretary. Support H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which would provide permanent protections for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. Oppose Andrew Brashers nomination to the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Oppose Matthew Kacsmaryks nomination to the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Support H.R.51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which would admit the District of Columbia as the 51st state in the Union. Oppose Daniel Jorjanis nomination for Solicitor of the Department of the Interior.

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Support the Endangered Species Act, which is facing unprecedented threats. Oppose the Interior Departments recommendations regarding rescinding or shrinking national monument protections. Support S. 367 and H.R. 1050, the ANTIQUITIES ACT, which codifies existing, presidentially-designated national monuments. Support the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), which encourages bird conservation. Oppose attempts to exempt the Tongass National Forest in Alaska from the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. Oppose mineral development authorizations in Minnesotas Superior National Forest during an ongoing study of a proposed mineral withdrawal within the Rainy River watershed. Request extension of comment period for Endangered Species Act rules proposed by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce. Oppose proposed rulemaking, which would revise the National Park Services protest permitting process regarding demonstrations at the National Mall, Memorial Parks, and Presidents Park. Oppose any new or amended proclamation by President Trump that weakens or removes protections of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument from extractive activities. Support, amendment from Rep. Huffman to H.R. 2740, which would prohibit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Oppose, amendment from Rep. Duncan to H.R. 3055 to strike a provision that would block oil and gas lease sales in the Refuge by ensuring that the sales are compliant with the 2017 Tax Act. Oppose Rep. Golden amendment to H.R. 3055 to weaken protections for critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. Support Amendment 514 to S. 1790, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020, which would prohibit the use of national defense funds for the construction of walls along the southern border. Support H.R. 3195 and S. 1081, which provide the Land and Water Conservation Fund with full, permanent, and dedicated funding.

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Oppose EPAs roll back of the clean car standards. Oppose EPAs repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Comment on the implementation of the Frank Lautenberg for the 21st Century Act (EPA). Oppose changes to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) current regulatory processes. Oppose CEQ rulemaking and revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Oppose EPA proposed rule, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science. Support H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020, which would increase investments to fight climate change, protect communities from toxic pollution, protect our lands and waters, cut air pollution, and boost clean energy. Support H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020, which would increase investments to fight climate change and boost clean energy. Urge EPA to ban commercial use of methylene chloride-based paint strippers.

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Oppose the expansion of new offshore drilling by the Department of the Interior. Oppose attempts to fast-track oil and gas leasing on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Support H.R.1146, Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, which would restore protections for the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Oppose legislative efforts to include funding for restarting the licensing process for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. Support H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which would honor Americas commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement. Support lifting the caps on discretionary spending in FY 2020 and FY2021. Support modifying and extending tax credits for clean energy sources. Support the Driving America Forward Act, which would expand the electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cell tax credit. Support the Rural Energy for America Program, which invests in renewable energy.

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Oppose undermining ozone clean air protections (EPA). Oppose the administrations Dirty Water Rule, which would gut Clean Water Act protections for streams and wetlands and jeopardize our drinking water. Support stronger regulation of PFAS by the administration. Support, S. 1790, the 2020 National Defense Authorization Acts provision to end the use of PFAS based foams on military installations by 2023. Support Rep. Schrier amendment to H.R. 3055, to stop the EPA roll back of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). Support request for extension of comment period for the Study of Oil and Gas Extraction Wastewater Management Under the Clean Water Act. Urge EPA to withdraw its interpretive statement exempting point source pollution discharges through groundwater to surface water from Clean Water Act (CWA) protections. Urge EPA to disclose 24 studies on Pigment Violet 29 (PV29) under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

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Lobbyists:

SITTENFELD, TIERNAN
CHIEFFO, SARA
TAUREL, ALEX
FOOTE, MADELEINE JUSTINE
JORDAN, SARA
Driscoll, Benjamin J
Davis, Matthew H



Lobbying on the following issues:

ENVIRONMENT/SUPERFUND NATURAL RESOURCES GOVERNMENT ISSUES CLEAN AIR AND WATER (QUALITY) ENERGY/NUCLEAR

Oppose EPAs roll back of the clean car standards. Oppose EPAs repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Comment on the implementation of the Frank Lautenberg for the 21st Century Act (EPA). Oppose changes to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) current regulatory processes. Oppose CEQ rulemaking and revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Oppose EPA proposed rule, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science. Support H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020, which would increase investments to fight climate change and boost clean energy. Support the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2019. Support Amendments 327, 318, 424, 427, and 487 to H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act. Oppose changes to the EPAs proposed rule titled, Modernizing the Administrative Exhaustion Requirement for Permitting Decisions and Streamlining Procedures for Permit Appeals. Oppose changes to implementing regulations and guidance of the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).

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Support the Endangered Species Act, which is facing unprecedented threats. Oppose attempts to exempt the Tongass National Forest in Alaska from the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. Oppose mineral development authorizations in Minnesotas Superior National Forest during an ongoing study of a proposed mineral withdrawal within the Rainy River watershed. Request extension of comment period for Endangered Species Act rules proposed by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce. Oppose any new or amended proclamation by President Trump that weakens or removes protections of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument from extractive activities. Support Amendment 514 to S. 1790, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020, which would prohibit the use of national defense funds for the construction of walls along the southern border. Support H.R. 3195 and S. 1081, which provide the Land and Water Conservation Fund with full, permanent, and dedicated funding. Oppose S. 1317, the American Mineral Security Act. Oppose federal funding for the expansion of Shasta Dam in California. Support H.R. 2579 Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019 and S. 1386 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2019, to improve hardrock mining and clean up on public lands. Oppose riders that limit work by the USFWS on sage grouse conservation efforts. Support H.R. 1373, the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act. Support H.R. 2181, the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act. Support H.R. 823, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy Act. Support Section 511 of H.R. 2740, which would prohibit the US Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing the DEIS for the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Support S.Res.372, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Federal Government should establish a national goal of conserving at least 30 percent of the land and ocean of the United States by 2030.

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Oppose all ideological anti-environmental policy riders and support a clean Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations package. Oppose Barry Myerss nomination to be Administrator of NOAA. Oppose the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which does not include strong environmental and climate protections. Support H.R. 1 and S. 949, For the People Act of 2019, which would strengthen voting rights, increase transparency and fairness in our campaign finance system, and improve ethics laws. Support H.R. 4 and S. 561, Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, which would revise and restore the coverage formula for the preclearance section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Support H.J.Res.2 and S.J.Res.51, Democracy For All Amendment, which would enact a Constitutional amendment explicitly authorizing the Congress and the states to regulate campaign expenditures. Oppose Lee Rudofskys nomination to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Support H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which would provide permanent protections for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. Support H.R.51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which would admit the District of Columbia as the 51st state in the Union. Oppose Steven Menashis nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Oppose Lawrence VanDykes nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oppose Katharine MacGregors nomination to be the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Oppose William Perry Pendleys appointment as Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management Support inclusion of language in end of year appropriations bills to protect TPS and DED holders beyond 2021. Oppose Aurelia Skipwiths nomination to be director of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Oppose undermining ozone clean air protections and the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (EPA). Oppose the administrations Dirty Water Rule, which would gut Clean Water Act protections for streams and wetlands and jeopardize our drinking water. Support stronger regulation of PFAS by the administration. Support, S. 1790, the 2020 National Defense Authorization Acts provision to end the use of PFAS based foams on military installations by 2023. Urge EPA to withdraw its interpretive statement exempting point source pollution discharges through groundwater to surface water from Clean Water Act (CWA) protections. Urge EPA to disclose 24 studies on Pigment Violet 29 (PV29) under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Oppose H.R. 1764, which would extend the terms of the Clean Water Act permits issued to state and municipal dischargers from five to ten years. Oppose the proposed reclassification of major sources as area sources under section 112 of the Clean Air Act, Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 144 (July 26, 2019). Urge EPA to ban the discharge of plastic pellets and other pollutants tied to the chemical industry as part of review of the proposed Formosa ethane cracker complex.

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Oppose the expansion of new offshore drilling by the Department of the Interior. Support H.R. 205, Protecting and Securing Florida's Coastline Act of 2019, and H.R. 1941, Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act of 2019, which would permanently protect the Atlantic, Pacific and Eastern Gulf from offshore drilling. Oppose attempts to fast-track oil and gas leasing on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Support H.R.1146, Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, which would restore protections for the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Oppose legislative efforts to include funding for restarting the licensing process for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. Support modifying and extending tax credits for clean energy sources. Support the Driving America Forward Act, which would expand the electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cell tax credit. Support the Rural Energy for America Program, which invests in renewable energy. Support the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019. Oppose the inclusion of the Nuclear Powers America Act, H.R. 2314 and S. 1134, in any tax extenders package. Oppose changes to EPA regulations surrounding methane emission standards. Oppose provisions in appropriations bills that would prioritize consolidated interim storage for nuclear waste.

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Lobbyists:

SITTENFELD, TIERNAN
CHIEFFO, SARA
TAUREL, ALEX
FOOTE, MADELEINE JUSTINE
JORDAN, SARA
Forero Orozco, Laura C
Davis, Matthew H
Driscoll, Benjamin J

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name :
FCA Holdco B.V.
Country :
UNITED KINGDOM
Contribution :
$0
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Foreign Entity Name :
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
Country :
UNITED KINGDOM
Contribution :
$0
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Foreign Entity Name :
FCA North America Holdings, LLC
Country :
USA
Contribution :
$0
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Lobbying on the following issues:

ENVIRONMENT/SUPERFUND NATURAL RESOURCES CLEAN AIR AND WATER (QUALITY) ENERGY/NUCLEAR GOVERNMENT ISSUES

Oppose EPAs roll back of the clean car standards. Oppose EPAs repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Comment on the implementation of the Frank Lautenberg for the 21st Century Act (EPA). Oppose changes to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) current regulatory processes. Oppose EPA proposed rule, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science. Support the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2019. Oppose changes to the EPAs proposed rule titled, Modernizing the Administrative Exhaustion Requirement for Permitting Decisions and Streamlining Procedures for Permit Appeals. Oppose changes to implementing regulations and guidance of the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). Support H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act. Request that DOJ, DHS, and DOD halt further construction of the wall at the southern border during the COVID-19 crisis. Oppose EPAs proposed rule to weaken the power of the EPAs Appeals Board. Request that EPA and DOI pause all open public comment periods on active rulemakings and non-rulemaking notices.

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Support the Endangered Species Act, which is facing unprecedented threats by advocating for the PAW and FIN Act (H.R. 4348 and S. 2491) and ESA Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations letter Support H.R. 5435, The American Public Lands and Water Climate Solutions Act, which would create a path for public lands to be pollution free and produce net zero emissions Support the passage of the Protecting Americas Wilderness Act, H.R. 2546, which would provide protections for iconic public lands in the state of California Oppose copper mining development in the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Request extension of comment period for Endangered Species Act rules proposed by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce. Oppose DOIs changes to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and the Departments decision to fast track the public comment period despite the pandemic. Support H.R. 3195 and S. 1081, which provide the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) with full, permanent, and dedicated funding. Support S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act, which will provide full dedicated and permanent funding for LWCF and national park maintenance Oppose S. 1317, the American Mineral Security Act. Oppose federal funding for the expansion of Shasta Dam in California. Support H.R. 2579 Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019 and S. 1386 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2019, to improve hardrock mining and clean up on public lands. Oppose riders that limit work by the USFWS on sage grouse conservation efforts. Support efforts in the House and Senate to reach a national goal of conserving at least 30 percent of the land and ocean of the United States by 2030.

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Oppose undermining ozone clean air protections and the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (EPA). Oppose EPA/DOT weakening cleaner cars standards, and Tier 3 test fuel standard. Oppose the administrations Dirty Water Rule, which would gut Clean Water Act protections for streams and wetlands and jeopardize our drinking water. Urge EPA to ban the discharge of plastic pellets and other pollutants tied to the chemical industry as part of review of the proposed Formosa ethane cracker complex. Support EPAs strengthening the emissions limits and monitoring requirements from Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing facilities rule. Request that EPA take action to deal with the health threats from trichloroethylene (TCE). Oppose EPA efforts to weaken Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Source Category. Oppose EPAs weakening of lead and copper regulations for drinking water. Request an extension of comment periods for proposed rules regarding regulation of coal combustion residuals. Oppose EPA proposed rules to roll back coal ash protections.

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Oppose the expansion of new offshore drilling by the Department of the Interior. Oppose fossil fuel, coal, uranium and other extractive industry bailouts as well as royalty relief for extractive industries during the COVID-19 crisis Oppose attempts to fast-track oil and gas leasing on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Oppose legislative efforts to include funding for restarting the licensing process for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. Support legislative efforts to reform, increase, and modernize onshore royalty rates; policies for transparent reporting of the impacts of energy development on public lands; and ending oil and gas leasing in low potential lands Support modifying and extending tax credits for clean energy sources, and making them refundable or allowing direct pay, at least during the Covid-19 crisis and recovery. Support the Driving America Forward Act, which would expand the electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cell tax credit, and proposals to make them refundable or allow direct pay, at least during the Covid-19 crisis and recovery. Support robust funding for the Rural Energy for America Program, which invests in renewable energy. Support the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019. Oppose the inclusion of the Nuclear Powers America Act, H.R. 2314 and S. 1134, in any tax extenders package. Oppose changes to EPA regulations surrounding methane emission standards. Support amendment which would restore building energy efficiency codes language originally found in the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 2137, Portman-Shaheen) to the American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA) of 2020. Support funding measures in the Interior, Energy and Water, and Transportation and Urban Development appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2021 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. Urge lawmakers to oppose policy riders that harm the public in appropriations bills for FY 2021. Urge the DOI and EPA to pause open public comment periods during the COVID-19 crisis so the public can engage meaningfully in administrative decisions once the crisis has been contained. Urge DOI to suspend major policy changes, oil and gas lease sales, and public comment periods during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Oppose Barry Myerss nomination to be Administrator of NOAA. Support H.R. 1 and S. 949, For the People Act of 2019, which would strengthen voting rights, increase transparency and fairness in our campaign finance system, and improve ethics laws. Support H.R. 4 and S. 561, Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, which would revise and restore the coverage formula for the preclearance section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Support H.J.Res.2 and S.J.Res.51, Democracy For All Amendment, which would enact a Constitutional amendment explicitly authorizing the Congress and the states to regulate campaign expenditures. Support H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which would provide permanent protections for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, and any related administrative actions. Support H.R.51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which would admit the District of Columbia as the 51st state in the Union. Oppose Katharine MacGregors nomination to be the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Oppose William Perry Pendleys appointment as Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management Support inclusion of language in end of year appropriations bills to protect TPS and DED holders beyond 2021. Oppose Joshua Kindreds nomination to the US District Court for the District of Alaska. Oppose Cory Wilsons nomination to the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Oppose Andrew Brashers nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Support the Protecting the Right to Organiza (PRO) Act. Oppose Dr. Nancy Becks nomination to be the chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Support COVID-19 disaster recovery legislation that sustainably invests in clean infrastructure, social systems, and manufacturing sectors that protect workers. Urge DHS, DOJ, and DOD to halt all border wall construction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lobbyists:

SITTENFELD, TIERNAN
CHIEFFO, SARA
TAUREL, ALEX
FOOTE, MADELEINE JUSTINE
Forero Orozco, Laura C
DAVIS, DARIEN
Davis, Matthew H
Driscoll, Benjamin J

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name :
Canadian National
Country :
CANADA
Contribution :
$122,024
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Foreign Entity Name :
Canadian Pacific
Country :
CANADA
Contribution :
$0
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Lobbying on the following issues:

GOVERNMENT ISSUES NATURAL RESOURCES CLEAN AIR AND WATER (QUALITY) ENVIRONMENT/SUPERFUND ENERGY/NUCLEAR

Oppose all ideological anti-environmental policy riders and support a clean Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations package. Oppose Barry Myerss nomination to be Administrator of NOAA. Oppose the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which does not include strong environmental and worker protections. Oppose Heidi Kings nomination for Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Oppose Peter Wrights nomination for EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management. Oppose Eric Murphys nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Oppose Chad Readlers nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Oppose Patrick Wyricks nomination to the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. Oppose Andrew Wheelers nomination as Administrator of the EPA. Support H.R. 1 and S. 949, For the People Act of 2019, which would strengthen voting rights, increase transparency and fairness in our campaign finance system, and improve ethics laws. Oppose Neomi Raos nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Oppose Michael Truncales nomination to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Oppose Kenneth Lees nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oppose J. Campbell Barkers nomination to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Oppose Eric Millers nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oppose Daniel Collins nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oppose Daniel Bress nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oppose David Bernhardts nomination for Interior Secretary.

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Support the Endangered Species Act, which is facing unprecedented threats. Oppose the Interior Departments recommendations regarding rescinding or shrinking national monument protections. Support S. 367 and H.R. 1050,, the ANTIQUITIES ACT, which codifies existing, presidentially-designated national monuments. Support the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), which encourages bird conservation. Oppose attempts to exempt the Tongass National Forest in Alaska from the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. Oppose mineral development authorizations in Minnesotas Superior National Forest during an ongoing study of a proposed mineral withdrawal within the Rainy River watershed. Request extension of comment period for Endangered Species Act rules proposed by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce. Oppose proposed rulemaking, which would revise the National Park Services protest permitting process regarding demonstrations at the National Mall, Memorial Parks, and Presidents Park. Oppose any new or amended proclamation by President Trump that weakens or removes protections of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument from extractive activities.

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Oppose undermining ozone clean air protections (EPA). Oppose the administrations Dirty Water Rule, which would gut Clean Water Act protections for streams and wetlands and jeopardize our drinking water. Support stronger regulation of PFAS by the administration.

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Oppose the expansion of new offshore drilling by the Department of the Interior. Oppose attempts to fast-track oil and gas leasing on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Support H.R.1146, Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, which would restore protections for the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Oppose legislative efforts to include funding for restarting the licensing process for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. Support H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which would honor Americas commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Lobbyists:

SITTENFELD, TIERNAN
CHIEFFO, SARA
TAUREL, ALEX
FOOTE, MADELEINE JUSTINE
JORDAN, SARA
Rubio, Arian Carlo
Driscoll, Benjamin J

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name:
Danone SA
Country :
FRANCE
Contribution :
$0



Lobbying on the following issues:

CLEAN AIR AND WATER (QUALITY) GOVERNMENT ISSUES ENERGY/NUCLEAR ENVIRONMENT/SUPERFUND NATURAL RESOURCES

Oppose H.R. 1119, the SENSE Act, which would weaken the Cross State Air Pollution Rule. Oppose undermining ozone clean air protections (EPA). Oppose the repeal and implementation delay of the EPAs Clean Water Rule, which protects the small streams and wetlands that feed the drinking water of 1 in 3 people in the U.S. Oppose the EPA proposal to rescind Clean Water Act protections for Bristol Bay, Alaska. Oppose BLM proposal to rewrite the Methane Waste Rule. Oppose H.R. 1917, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act, which delays protections mercury, arsenic, and chromium pollution from brick manufacturing facilities. Oppose S. 1129, the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act, due to the Vessel Incidental discharge Act provisions included in the bill, which exempts the shipping industry from the Clean Water Act. Oppose H.R. 2, the House Farm Bill, which includes provisions to eliminate Clean Water Act safeguards and to extend categorical exclusions for forest management activities from analysis under NEPA. Support stronger regulation of PFAS by the administration. Oppose S. 3303 the Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2018, which would undercut clean water safeguards.

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Oppose all ideological anti-environmental policy riders and support a clean Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations package. Oppose Barry Myerss nomination to be Administrator of NOAA. Oppose H.R. 3599, the Protect Interstate Commerce Act, which would negate most state and local laws surrounding production of agriculture products. Oppose David Porters nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. Oppose the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which does not include strong environmental and worker protections. Oppose Heidi Kings nomination for Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Oppose Peter Wrights nomination for EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management. Oppose HR 6147, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019, which includes damaging cuts to environmental and public health programs, as well as a host of anti-environmental riders. Oppose Brett Kavanaughs nomination to the US Supreme Court. Oppose Ryan Nelsons nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oppose Eric Murphys nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Oppose Chad Readlers nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Oppose Jeffrey Bossert Clarks nomination to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice. Oppose Bernard McNamees nomination to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Oppose Thomas Farrs nomination to the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Oppose Patrick Wyricks nomination to the US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

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Oppose the expansion of new offshore drilling by the Department of the Interior. Oppose attempts to fast-track oil and gas leasing on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Oppose the reconsideration and stay of EPAs Methane New Source Performance Standards for the Oil and Natural Gas Sector, which would reduce dangerous methane pollution. Support S. 987, the 100 by 50 Act, which would put the US economy on a path to achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Support H.R. 2746, the American Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act, which would set a national renewable portfolio standard. Oppose H.R. 4239, the SECURE American Energy Act, which transfers management authority for permitting of federal oil and gas resources to states, encourages offshore oil drilling, and weakens protections for marine mammals. Oppose H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017, which would roll back public health and environmental protections with respect to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site. Oppose HR 4606, Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act, which would make it easier for oil and gas companies to take private land by eminent domain and increase air and water pollution. Oppose legislative efforts to include funding for restarting the licensing process for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

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Oppose S. 1273 and H.R. 4011, the Fuel Economy Harmonization Act, which would undermine the clean car standards. Oppose EPAs roll back of the clean car standards. Oppose EPAs repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Comment on the implementation of the Frank Lautenberg for the 21st Century Act (EPA). Oppose changes to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) current regulatory processes. Support H.R. 502, which would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Support S. 896, which would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Support S. 569, which would permanently authorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Support H.R. 6759, which would permanently authorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Oppose CEQ rulemaking and revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Oppose EPA proposed rule, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science. Oppose S. 3019/H.R. 6022, the Accurate Labels Act, which is inaccurately named legislation and would repeal most labeling and information disclosure laws adopted by state or local governments. Oppose S. 785s inclusion in the public lands package of legislation. S. 785 would privatize as much as half a million acres of public lands. Support the bipartisan public lands protection package negotiated at the end of the 115th Congress.

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Support the Endangered Species Act, which is facing unprecedented threats. Oppose the Interior Departments recommendations regarding rescinding or shrinking national monument protections. Oppose the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Exchange Act (S. 131/H.R. 513) and reject any legislative attempt that would privatize the Tongass National Forest. Support S. 2354, the ANTIQUITIES ACT of 2018, which codifies existing, presidentially-designated national monuments. Oppose H.R. 3115, the Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2017, which would transfer National Forest lands to a mining company. Oppose H.R. 3133, which would weaken the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Support the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), which encourages bird conservation. Oppose S. 1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act, which would undermine the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Oppose attempts to exempt the Tongass National Forest in Alaska from the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. Oppose H.R. 4419, which would undermine environmental protections in the National Environmental Policy Act, Oppose mineral development authorizations in Minnesotas Superior National Forest during an ongoing study of a proposed mineral withdrawal within the Rainy River watershed. Oppose HRs 3608, 6344, 6345, 6346, 6354, 6355, 6356, 6360, and 6364, which as a package would dramatically weaken the Endangered Species Act. Oppose S 2809, the Emery County Public Land Management Act, which would reduce protections for the lands in question in the bill. Request extension of comment period for Endangered Species Act rules proposed by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce. Oppose H.R. 6784, the Manage our Wolves Act, which would undermine the ESA Oppose proposed rulemaking, which would revise the National Park Services protest permitting process regarding demonstrations at the National Mall, Memorial Parks, and Presidents Park. Oppose any new or amended proclamation by President Trump that weakens or removes protections of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument from extractive activities. Oppose PolyMet Land Exchange Rider and or legislation.

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Lobbyists:

SITTENFELD, TIERNAN
CHIEFFO, SARA
TAUREL, ALEX
FOOTE, MADELEINE JUSTINE
JORDAN, SARA
Rubio, Arian Carlo
Driscoll, Benjamin J

Foreign Entities:

Foreign Entity Name :
Grupo Villar Mir, S.A.U (showing ownership percentage in Ferroglobe PLC)
Country :
SPAIN
Contribution :
$0
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Foreign Entity Name :
Ferroglobe PLC (showing ownership percentage in Globe Metallurgical, Inc.)
Country :
UNITED KINGDOM
Contribution :
$0
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Money Spent:

Amount Client Government Entities

$210,000

Oct 17, 2019

THIRD QUARTER REPORT

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
SENATE
Interior, Dept of (DOI)

$110,000

Jul 11, 2019

SECOND QUARTER REPORT

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
SENATE
Interior, Dept of (DOI)

$110,000

Jan 21, 2020

FOURTH QUARTER REPORT

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
SENATE
Interior, Dept of (DOI)

$70,000

Apr 20, 2020

FIRST QUARTER REPORT

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
SENATE
Interior, Dept of (DOI)

$60,000

Apr 19, 2019

FIRST QUARTER REPORT

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
SENATE
Interior, Dept of (DOI)

$50,000

Jan 22, 2019

FOURTH QUARTER REPORT

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

Agriculture, Dept of (USDA)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
SENATE
Interior, Dept of (DOI)