Cascabel Working Group
A grassroots organization concerned with the cultural and ecological integrity of the lower/middle San Pedro Valley
Follow the Money - Lobbying


Click here for an updated report (spring 2015)




ANNUAL TOTALS:
2013: $10,000 (reported as of May)
2012: $246,000
2011: $269,000
2010: $180,000
2009: $185,000


Southwestern Power Group spends roughly $40,000-$50,000 per quarter lobbying the government on behalf of SunZia. They have hired a company called Capitol Consultants, LLC,---and now (2011) T Champion Consulting LLC, to do their bidding. And there could well be other lobbying done on behalf of the Sunzia project that we have yet to uncover. Recipients include the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Department of Interior (DOI), and the Council on Environmental Quality.
To see the public documentation of these practices, use the House Lobbying Disclosure Search form.
Alternatively, you can use the Lobbying Disclosure Act Database Here are a few direct links:

http://disclosures.house.gov/ld/pdfform.aspx?id=300229547
http://soprweb.senate.gov/index.cfm?event=getFilingDetails&filingID=77AC7117-626D-44A9-8043-A0921D02351F
http://disclosures.house.gov/ld/pdfform.aspx?id=300111583
http://disclosures.house.gov/ld/pdfform.aspx?id=300111573
http://disclosures.house.gov/ld/pdfform.aspx?id=300136932
http://disclosures.house.gov/ld/pdfform.aspx?id=300224554
http://disclosures.house.gov/ld/pdfform.aspx?id=300195729

Another interesting link is the Center for Responsive Politics Open Secrets.org page on Southwestern Power Group, where you can view reports by year.