The chemicals industry is growing like never before, according to an analysis by The Washington Post that found that its members are now spending $2.5 billion on lobbying in 2016 and more than $3 billion in 2018.
The report found that nearly a third of the industry’s total lobbying expenditures in 2018 came from the top three industries, which include chemicals, cementing, and plastics.
That means, among other things, the chemicals industry has a whopping $1.2 billion in lobbying expenditures during that same time.
That’s nearly twice as much as any other industry, according a tally of the Post’s data by The Center for Responsive Politics.
The chemical industry, in other words, has grown into a $6.2 trillion-a-year industry, the report said.
The biggest industry groups are the American Chemistry Council, the American Petroleum Institute, and the American Chemical Society, according the report.
The American Chemical Manufacturers Association (ACM) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) also contributed heavily to the lobbying expenditures.
But the top lobbying contributors of the chemicals industries in 2018 are also some of the most influential: agribusinesses and chemical manufacturers, the chemical sector itself and the chemical industries themselves.
For example, the National Chemicals Manufacturers Organization (NCMNO), the industry group that represents the chemical manufacturing industry, spent more than 20 times as much lobbying in 2018 as it did in 2016.
The chemical industry spent more money than the agribuses in 2018, and it spent more on lobbying for itself than any other industries.
The Chemical Manufacturing Industry Council, which represents agribilgas and chemical makers, spent $2,829,856 on lobbying between August 1, 2017 and August 1 of this year.
That was more than five times the $96,845 the group spent on lobbying last year.
The Chemical Manufacturer’s Association, which is a lobbying group for chemical manufacturers and chemical companies, spent nearly $1,000,000 on lobbying from August 1 to August 1.
The National Association for Manufacturers spent $922,066 on lobbying over that same period, the second-highest amount of any industry group, followed by the National Agribusry and Chemicals Associations (NAACP), which spent $1 (the second-most of any of the industries).
The chemical manufacturing sector is not alone in spending its money on lobbying.
The top industry group for other industries, the Chemical Manufacture Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (CMEMEA), spent $10,715,813 on lobbying during the same period.
That figure comes to nearly six times the amount spent on the chemical companies’ lobbying in 2017.
The chemicals industry spends a lot of money on research and development, as well.
The Washington, D.C.-based Chemical Manufactures Council, for example, spent almost $7,000 to fund a $200,000 study about the toxic effects of bromide, a chemical widely used in construction.
The study found that bromides were found in the water, soil, and air of homes and workplaces in the United States.
It also found that homes, businesses, and homesites were exposed to more bromates than were treated with chlorinated soil and treated with water containing less bromine.
“We’ve learned that bronze is a really important chemical,” the study’s lead author, Mark Gorman, told the Post.
“You can’t have a very high level of exposure without having a lot.
So we want to know if we can get people to think about how to take precautions to prevent it.”
Bromides have been banned in many U.S. cities, but they are still used as part of many construction materials and plumbing systems, and they are being used in products that are used to coat furniture and carpets.
Bromine is a toxic compound that occurs naturally in some plants and animals, but it is also used as a byproduct in chemical manufacturing, as it is in a number of products used in the construction industry.
The EPA and other agencies have spent millions of dollars trying to control the amount of boron found in our country’s construction materials.
But the chemical and manufacturing industries have a strong lobbying presence that supports these efforts, as the chemical manufacturers are well known for their close ties to the agencies.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said it wants to regulate bromines as a chemical with a potential “serious risk to public health.”
In 2018, the EPA said it wanted to “require that chemical products be tested for the presence of boro-chlorides before they are sold in the marketplace,” and it has been lobbying for this for years.
Boron, which can form in the environment and in soil, is often used in paint and other products that coat surfaces.
In 2018 alone, the U.K. spent more per ton of borosulfonic