Now that the China National Offshore Oil Corportation has failed in their
bid to acquire Unocal Corp., the government-owned company is packing up its
California lobbying operation. CNOOC had retained the services of TK Rose &
Kindel to help with public relations and any potential government lobbying
associated with the merger.
After objections were raised by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and others about
selling one of the world’s largest oil companies to the Chinese government,
Unocal opted to sell to Chevron, despite the fact that Chevron’s bid was
more than $2 billion below what CNOOC was offering for the company.
Meanwhile, lobbyist Chris Micheli officially closed the books on the
lobbying firm he once partnered with the late Kathy Snodgrass. Micheli is
now a lobbyist for California Strategies.
Here is the list of this week’s lobbyist client additions and deletions:Client Additions
Quantum Government Relations adds Dream State Entertainment USA
School Services of California Inc. adds Long Beach Unified School District
Plymouth Financial Co.
Capitol Advocacy LLC adds Unisys Corp.
Carter, Wetch & Associates adds California Workers for a Stonger Economy
GCG Rose & Kindel adds GlowLite Inc.
California Strategies & Advocacy LLC adds San Diego Express Way, Savemart
Supermarkets, Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency and David Mills
Carpenter Hawkins LLC adds Caliofrnia Association of Physician Groups
Pane & Pane Associates Inc. adds Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Birdsall & Associates adds Home Economics Teachers Association of CaliforniaClient Deletions
Political Solutions LLC deletes Hearst Corporation (Sunical Land & Livestock
GCG Rose & Kindel deletes China National Offshore Oil Corportation
The Law Offices of Fred James deletes the Home Economics Teachers
Association of CaliforniaLobbyist Additions
Consumers Union of the United States adds Lauren ZeichnerLobbyist Deletions
Snodgrass & Micheli LLC deletes Chris Micheli