Saturday, December 26, 2009

[Top 10] #6: Natural Gas Successfully Lobbies Washington

This year marked the first time that the natural gas industry has fielded a legitimate consolidated national lobbying effort. Between public outreach campaigns (“Eureka!”) and old school backroom lobbying, the industry finally made its voice heard. I said it several times this year, but the mantra of all lobbyists is, “if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” This year we saw natural gas move from the menu to the table.

The industry has a great story to tell and now someone finally is listening, but there is still much to do to catch up to the coal and utility lobbying groups.

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