Environmental Lobbying

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Duke Cooney
Environmental lobbyists are an essential tool in ensuring environmental protection and preservation.

Environmental lobbyists are an essential tool in ensuring environmental protection and preservation.

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Some groups buy, restore, and preserve wildlands through land acquisitions, creating nature preserves. Others support coastal cleanup programs and water diversion efforts along rivers and streams, supporting aquatic life and access to safe drinking water. Whatever the result, these projects require support at all levels, along with a great deal of financing. Effective advocacy is critical to ensure these projects become a reality, which requires advocates, commonly known as lobbyists, to promote their goals and interests to legislators. Although the legal profession and lobbying are distinct in many ways, the ability for crossover is undeniable and not difficult to achieve if you put in the effort.

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