Environment & Animal Welfare

"In California, I was honored to coauthor AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act.  But it’s clear to me that to solve climate change, we need America to do what California has done, and then for America to get other countries to do what California has done.  That’s why my first piece of legislation in Congress was the Climate Solutions Act of 2015: a bold, innovative plan to energize investment in green energy technology, set strong renewable energy standards and slash the carbon pollution that is damaging our planet."


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March 4, 2016 In The News

February 20, 2016


The Daily Caller

A California congressman and two other representatives demanded Wednesday the government investigate Royal Dutch Shell for deceiving the public about the alleged dangers associated with man-made global warming.

Deocratic congressman California Rep. Ted Lieu, along side Vermont Rep. Peter Welch and Pennsylvania Rep. Matt Cartwright, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging the country's top attorney open an investigation of Shell's history regarding climate change.

March 2, 2016 In The News

February 23, 2016

Staff Writer

Petro Global News

Three U.S. House Democrats are calling for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate whether Shell Oil misled the public about climate change.

According to the L.A. Times, U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu of California, Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont and Rep. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania sent a letter earlier this week asking the DOJ to investigate whether Shell “intentionally” hid information about climate change and engaged in a “misinformation” campaign.

March 2, 2016 In The News

February 24, 2016



March 2, 2016 In The News

February 24, 2016


Inside Climae News

In response to a petition calling for an investigation of ExxonMobil, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said his office will "hold accountable any individuals and corporations who have intentionally contributed" to climate change.

March 1, 2016 In The News

Februruay 25, 2016

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March 1, 2016 In The News

February 25, 2016


The Log 


STATEWIDE — It did not take long for an attempt to legislate change to rise from the aftermath of the California Coastal Commission’s decision to ouster Charles Lester as executive director.

February 29, 2016 Blog Post

By Amanda Reilly, E&E reporter
E&E Daily: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) knows he has big shoes to fill.  Early last year, Lieu, 46, took the Los Angeles-based seat of now-retired Rep. Henry Waxman (D), who served in Congress for four decades and was long considered one of the House's top climate change champions.

February 26, 2016 Press Release


“Today, I voted against the so-called ‘Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreation Enhancement (SHARE) Act.’  Unfortunately, the bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 242 to 161, despite strong opposition from President Obama and dozens of environmental and animal welfare organizations.

January 21, 2016 Press Release


WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (CA-33) and Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris to actively investigate allegations that ExxonMobil deliberately misled the public regarding the role of fossil fuels in influencing climate change. According to recent news reports, including today’s New York Times, AG Harris is reviewing an investigation.