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• ANIMALS. A top K Street firm is taking the bald eagle under its wing. Peck Madigan Jones has been hired by the National Audubon Society to lobby on the “Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Jonathon Jones, Sen. Tom CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperOvernight Energy: Senate panel sets Pruitt hearing | Colorado joins California with tougher emissions rules | Court sides with Trump on coal leasing program Pruitt to testify before Senate panel in August Lawmakers prep for coming wave of self-driving cars MORE’s (D-Del.) former chief of staff; Shelia Murphy, once a top aide to several Democratic senators; and Sean Richardson, ex-chief of staff for Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharAmerica has reason to remember its consumer protection tradition when it comes to privacy Hillicon Valley: Judge approves AT&T-Time Warner deal in blow to DOJ | Dems renew push to secure state voting systems | Seattle reverses course on tax after Amazon backlash | Trump, senators headed for cyber clash | More Tesla layoffs Judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger opposed by Trump MORE (D-Minn.) will be representing the environmental group.
• CLEAN AIR & WATER. The California Department of Water Resources has signed up with Van Scoyoc Associates to lobby on flood control. The lobbyists on the account include Laura Morgan, a former aide to Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinGOP senators introduce bill to prevent family separations at border Dem plays audio from child detention center on Senate floor 13 GOP senators ask administration to pause separation of immigrant families MORE (D-Calif.); Justin Perkins, once a Senate Rules Committee aide; and Thane Young.

• EDUCATION. John Crumbliss and Timothy Wolfmeyer are lobbying for college athletes at Cornerstone Government Affairs. The National College Players Association hired the firm to lobby on “concussions, educational funding, anti-trust issues and general college athletics.”
• HEALTHCARE. King & Spalding has been hired by Amarin Pharma Inc., based in Bedminster, N.J., to lobby on “issues related to patient access to emerging heart disease medications.” Daniel Donovan, a former aide to several Senate committees, and Claudia Hrvatin, once a legislative director for former Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah), are among the lobbyists on the account.
• MARITIME. K&L Gates is representing Trojan Technologies and Calgon Carbon Corporation. Lobbyist James Sartucci, a former legislative director for ex-Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), is working on “U.S. Coast Guard ballast water treatment regulations” for both companies.
• TOBACCO. Cigar makers are fighting back against looming regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Small Business Cigar Coalition, made up of more than a dozen companies, has contracted with Alston & Bird to lobby on “tax reform and excise tax issues impacting small cigar companies” and “FDA issues involving the regulation of cigars and other tobacco products.” The lobbying blitz comes as FDA is crafting regulations that, for the first time, would bring cigars under the same federal oversight as other tobacco products.