Monday, March 09, 2009

Power lobby hires Democratic insider to work the climate debate

The Edison Electric Institute, the electric power industry lobby, has hired a Democratic party operative to be one of its operatives on the upcoming climate and other key energy battles.

EEI announced that it had hired Brian Wolff, a close confidant of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and recently executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, to a new post as senior vice president, external affairs:

http://www.eei.org/newsroom/pressreleases/Releases/Pages/090309.aspx

It's not clear exactly what the new job will entail, but you can be sure that this is obviously part of the electric power industry strategy to build bridges to Democratic lawmakers in order to help shape climate and other key energy legislation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's nothing illegal about it.