Weber Shandwick lobbyist in wind farm controversy

Last year saw Weber Shandwick hired by Viking Energy to help push through a controversial Shetland Islands wind farm project.

Now it emerges that Weber Shandwick’s UK public affairs chief Jon McLeod is starting up a nationwide anti-windfarm campaign. Apparently, McLeod is hacked off about the various windfarms springing up near his home in Derbyshire and is establishing the National Alliance of Windfarm Action Groups (NAWAG) in a personal capacity. According to McLeod, every landscape  is at risk from ‘a wind lobby high on public subsidy and hungry for profits’.

Fair enough, but what next? With the agency boasting the Meat and Livestock Commission as a key client, can we soon expect to see CEO Colin Byrne beginning a crusade to promote vegetarianism?

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One response to “Weber Shandwick lobbyist in wind farm controversy

  1. No surprise that these lobbyist put profits ahead of principles. They really are an awful breed.

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