Best of the Worst

Worst EU Lobbyist Awards 2007Worst EU Lobbyist Awards 2007Voting has begun for the Worst Lobbying Awards for 2007 in Europe. Sponsored by Friends of the Earth, Corporate Europe Observatory, LobbyControl and Spinwatch, the contest invites people to select from candidates including BMW, Daimler and Porsche for their lobbying to water down automobile emissions standards; the Cabinet Stewart PR firm for running the International Council of Capital Formation, a front group for opponents of the Kyoto Protocol; ExxonMobil for giving misleading information about its greenhouse gas emissions; and the German Atomic Forum for using concern about global warming as an excuse to promote nuclear energy.