Waters Advocacy Coalition

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The Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) is "a broad-based coalition of both public and private organizations who depend on our nation's water resources to provide vital services, such as building the homes we live in, protecting our homes from destructive floods, growing and manufacturing the food, fiber, and paper products we consume, and providing the energy we use in our homes and businesses," according to April 2008 Congressional testimony on behalf of WAC by Hunton & Williams lawyer Virginia S. Albrecht. [1]

The domain name for the coalitions website was registered on October 1, 2007 by Mike Zabko from the National Mining Association (NMA).[2] Zabko is the IT Manager at the NMA.[3]

Lobbying

WAC reported paying Hunton & Williams $100,000 for lobbying services in 2008, and $80,000 in 2007. [4] The lobbyists on the WAC account are Hunton & Williams' Virginia S. Albrecht and Deidre G. Duncan. [5]

Members

As of April 2008, WAC members included the following: [1]

Contact information

Waters Advocacy Coalition
701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Website ("under construction" when visited in February 2009): http://www.protectmywater.org

Articles and resources

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Testimony of Virginia S. Albrecht, Hunton & Williams LLP, Appearing on Behalf of the Waters Advocacy Coalition Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives hearing on 'The Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007'," House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure website, April 16, 2008.
  2. "protectmywater.org",Joker.com, accessed February 2009.
  3. "Michael zabko", LinkedIn, accessed February 2009.
  4. "Lobbying: Waters Advocacy Coalition, 2008," OpenSecrets.org, accessed February 2009.
  5. "Waters Advocacy Coalition," Lobbyists.info (sub req'd), accessed February 2009.

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