The Paradox of American Corporate Lobbying

June 2006
Risk Management (00355593);Jun2006, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p9
Trade Publication
The article argues that the lobbying efforts of the U.S. automobile industry to keep fuel efficiency standards low can be associated with the industry's financial troubles. The industry claims that their financial troubles resulted from the rising health care and pension costs. According to analysts, Japanese carmakers have had an easier time gathering more of the market by distributing more fuel-efficient automobiles. It was found that the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, spent $36 million between 2000 and 2005 on lobbying efforts, while General Motors and Ford spend $43 million and $36 million respectively.


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