No. 69: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

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69. Ed Manning

KP Public Affairs has long been a top-billing lobbying firm, and lawyer-lobbyist Ed Manning, a partner at KP, is one of the reasons why. He handles an array of water and energy companies and utilities, and pushes business interests in such areas as development and environmental regulation, including exemptions in the California Environmental Quality Act. He regularly lobbies state government agencies such as the Cal-EPA, the Air Resources Board, the state water board and others, and this year he played a role in extending California’s cap-and-trade program through 2030. Manning also played a key role for LADWP on several legislative efforts involving energy storage mandates related to Aliso Canyon gas storage closure and new renewable energy goals in SB 100.

Updated Aug. 29, 2o17

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