SeaWorld, which has been battling continued fallout from CNN's "Blackfish" documentary, has hired Van Scoyoc Assocs. to deal with issues related to the display, research and public education issues involving whales.
Legendary lobbyist Tommy Boggs, "who sat for years at the epicenter of Washington legal and political circles as the city’s marquee name in lobbying and political fund-raising," according to the Washington Post, died today at 73.
Former Democratic Senator John Breaux of Louisiana and Republican Trent Lott of Mississippi are trying to torpedo US sanctions against Russian natural gas giant Gazprom to punish Vladimir Putin for his invasion and possible annexation of eastern Ukraine.
Maya Seiden, who served in the Obama Administration's State Dept. for five years, and was special assistant for the Energy Dept. and White House Cabinet Secretary under Bill Clinton, is now at Republican-leaning BGR Group.
The Embassy of Ecuador has hired the firm of former liberal Congressman Bill Delahunt of Massachusetts to improve bilateral ties with it and the U.S. and to keep on top of Chevron's "communications strategies and lobbying efforts" in both federal Washington and think tanks.
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