Mon, Jan 26, 2009 | 21:05 GMT
ESA lobbying spend up 25% in 2008
ESA spent 25 percent more on lobbying in 2008 than it did in 2007, up to a record $4,233,864.50 for the year.
In the fourth quarter, the US industry body spent a total of $1,137,500, which breaks down to $980,000 on direct efforts and $157,000 for the services of four firms.
Spending in the latter half-year saw a 36.1 percent increase over the previous 12 months.