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End of GM moratorium follows relentless high-powered well-funded lobbying by corporations

MEP Molly Scott Cato, who is a member of the Agricultural Committee and spoke during the debate in the European Parliament, says:

“A new system of regulation for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was voted for by a majority of MEPs this week. 161 more words

Agriculture

Planning your lobby day: the run-up

I like to think of planning a lobby day in three phases. The first  includes some things association executives will do well to consider before long before the lobby day occurs. 225 more words

Lobbying

Fossil fuel firms accused of renewable lobby takeover to push gas

Major fossil fuel companies and energy utilities have used their financial power to take control of key renewable energy lobby groups in Europe in an effort to slow the continent’s transition to clean energy, according to industry insiders. 1,398 more words

Politics

Google was one of tech's top spenders on lobbying efforts in 2014

This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com.

By Victor Luckerson, TIME

Google’s influence is increasingly being felt in Washington, according to a corporate spending watchdog. 242 more words

Tech

Google Spent Even More on Lobbying Than Comcast in 2014

Google’s influence is increasingly being felt in Washington, according to a corporate spending watchdog.

The search giant spent $16.83 million on federal lobbying in 2014, according to public records analyzed by public interest nonprofit Consumer Watchdog — just a little bit more than the $16.8 million spend racked up by… 191 more words

Google, Facebook, and Apple all spent more than ever on lobbying in 2014

In a sign indicating the ever-growing ties between Big Tech and Washington, Google gave $16.83 million to federal regulators and lawmakers last year, according to an analysis by Consumer Watchdog of records filed with the Clerk of the House. 198 more words

Tech