Peabody Energy earlier lobbying disclosure details

From Global Energy Monitor

Peabody Energy Lobbying in 2009

According to an official disclosure report filed with the House clerk's office, Peabody Energy spent $820,000 on lobbying expenses in the first quarter of 2009. During the period from January to March, the company lobbied on coal, mine safety, energy tax credits, and global warming issues. Christopher Leahy, a former policy coordinator for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Ursula Wojciechowski, a former staff member of several House subcomittees, were among those registered as Peabody lobbyists.[1]

Peabody Energy Lobbyists in 2008

In May 2008, Peabody disclosed that it had spent almost $1.3 million in the first quarter of the year to lobby Congress on coal-related legislation, including coal-to-liquid fuels, global warming, tax credits, and other issues.[2]

The Center for Public Integrity lists Peabody Energy's 2008 lobbyists, based on public disclosure documents, as being[3]

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  1. "Peabody Energy unit spent $820K lobbying in 1Q," Associated Press, July 17, 2009.
  2. "Peabody Energy shoveled $1.3M into 1Q lobbying",, May 23, 2008.
  3. "Peabody Energy", Center for Public Integrity, accessed March 2009.