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Lobbyists are people who strive to influence legislation on behalf of a special-interest group or a client. Like other lobbyists, environmental lobbyists strive to influence state or federal legislation in order to achieve a goal or to benefit a special-interest group. Environmental lobbyists, however, deal specifically with environmental issues. They urge legislators and other government officials to support measures that will protect endangered species, limit the exploitation of natural resources, and impose stricter anti-pollution regulations, among other goals. Lobbyists may also be known as government affairs representatives, government relations managers, and legislative associates.
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