28 Feb '17, 7pm

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's Close Ties to Lobbyists For Spectra Energy, Whose Pipeline Projects He Backs

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's Close Ties to Lobbyists For Spectra Energy, Whose Pipeline Projects He Backs

There has been fierce opposition across Massachusetts to the natural gas pipeline projects of Spectra Energy — residents, campaigners, and politicians have been lining up to oppose the pipelines that will run across the state. But none of this opposition has swayed the state's governor, Charlie Baker, who has consistently backed Spectra's plans. However, DeSmog can reveal a cozy relationship between Baker and a lobbying company that has been working to push Spectra's plans through. Those ties run from publicly declared “love” between one lobbyist and Baker to a loaning of office space. Behind Spectra's Lobbyists, ML Strategies Late last year, the governor’s political campaign committee used the services of the law firm Mintz Levin, whose lobbying arm ML Strategies represents Spectra in the state. An expenditures disclosure by the committee includes a payment from last Sept...

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