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U.S. coal industry lobbyists 2008

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U.S. coal industry lobbyists in 2008, as detailed in the Center for Public Integrity's "The Climate change Lobby" database are:

American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCE) spent $10,465,276 on lobbying in 2008,[1]. Its lobbyists are listed as:

Arch Coal

Arch Coal spent $760,000 on staff lobbyists in 2008[1] which during the year included Thomas Altmeyer and John Snider[5]

Bituminous Coal Operators Association

The Bituminous Coal Operators Association lobbyists are listed as:

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc

Cliffs Natural Resources spent $80,000 in the second half of the year on lobbying activities by its in-house staff[1] Dana W. Byrne and Patrick Bloom.[8]

Coal Utilization Research Council

The Coal Utilization Research Council paid $280,000 in 2008[1] to Van Ness Feldman. The firm's staff working on the account were Ben Yamagata and Shannon Angielski.[9]

Consol Energy

Consol Energy spent $3,330,000 in 2008[1] on lobbying by its in-house staff lobbyist, Tommy Johnson.[10]

Consol Energy also paid $140,000 to Thomas Advisors, Inc[1] for the lobbying services of Thomas J. Medaglia III[11]

It also paid $80,000 to Forscey & Stinson[1] for the lobbying services of Michael Forscey.[12]

Doe Run Company

The Doe Run Company also paid $320,000 to Cassidy & Associates, Inc[1] for the lobbying services of Kai Anderson, Gregg Hartley, Jordan Bernstein, Christy Evans, Donna Jo Denison and Sara Mills;[13]

Drummond

Drummond spent $140,000 in the first half of 2008[1] on lobbying by its in-house staff lobbyist, Bruce Windham.[14]

Drummond also paid $320,000 to Hogan & Hartson LLP[1] for the lobbying services of W. Michael House and C. Michael Gilliland.[15]

Foundation Coal Corporation

Foundation Coal Corporation paid the Klein and Saks Group $117,000[1] for the lobbying services of Ric Fenton.[16]

Foundation Coal Corporation also paid Platinum Advisors an unspecified amount[1] for the lobbying services of Lucie Gikovich.[17]

Foundation Coal Holdings Inc

Foundation Coal Holdings spent $35,000 in 2008[1] on its in-house lobbyists for the services during the first three-quarters of the year of Mark G. Ellis and Chris Greissing.[18]

Industrial Minerals Association

The Industrial Minerals Association paid Scherder & Associates $144,000[1] for the services during the first three-quarters of the year of Daniel Scherder.[19]

Joy Global Inc

Joy Global paid J. Gordon Stephens Jr $70,000 [1] for the services during the first three-quarters of the year of Skip Stephens.[20]

National Mining Association

The National Mining Association spent $4,564,285 in 2008[1] on the efforts of its in-house lobbying team of Harold P. Quinn, Jr., David O. Finkenbinder, Maggie Hlobik, Kraig R. Naasz, Glenn Kelly, Rich Nolan, Emily Schlect, Julia Gustafson[21] Rich Nolan, Karen Bennett and Hewitt Strange.[22]

The NMA also paid the Alpine Group $200,000 in 2008 [1] for the services of James Massie, Jason Schendle and Michael Henry.[23]

The NMA also paid the Klein and Saks Group $72,000 [1] for the services of Ric Fenton.[24]

The NMA also paid The Nickles Group $225,000 in 2008[1] for the services of Brian Wild, Doug Badger, Hazen Marshall, Don Nickles.[25]

Peabody Energy

Peabody Energy's 2008 lobbyists, based on public disclosure documents, are listed as[26]

Peabody Holding Company, Inc

The Peabody Holding Company spent an undisclosed amount in 2008[1] on the efforts of its in-house lobbying team of Frederick D. Palmer, Lars W. Scott, John M. Wootten.[27]

Peabody Investments Corp

The Peabody Investments Corp spent $5,870,000 in 2008[1] on the efforts of its in-house lobbying team of Frederick D. Palmer and Christopher Leahy.[28]

Rio Tinto Services

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  6. "Bituminous Coal Operators Association", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009
  7. "Forscey & Stinson", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009
  8. "Cliffs Natural Resources Inc", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  9. "Coal Utilization Research Council:Van Ness Feldman, Center for Public IOntegrity, accessed March 2009.
  10. "Consol Energy: Consol Energy, Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
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  13. "Doe Run Company: Cassidy & Associates, Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  14. "Doe Run Company: Doe Run Company, Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  15. "Doe Run Company: Hogan & Hartson, Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  16. "Foundation Coal Corporation: Klein and Saks Group, Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  17. "Foundation Coal Corporation: Platinum Advisors, Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  18. "Foundation Coal Holdings Inc: Scherder & Associates, Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  19. "Industrial Minerals Association: Industrial Minerals Association, Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  20. "Joy Global: J. Gordon Stephens Jr, Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  21. "National Mining Association: National Mining Association", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  22. "National Mining Association: National Mining Association 2008 4th Quarter", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  23. "National Mining Association: Alpine Group", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  24. "National Mining Association: Klein and Saks Group", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  25. "National Mining Association: The Nickles Group", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  26. "Peabody Energy", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  27. "Peabody Holding Company: Peabody Holding Company", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  28. "Peabody Investments Corp: Peabody Investments Corp", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  29. Rio Tinto Services", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.
  30. Rio Tinto Services:The Smith-Free Group", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.

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