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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July 9, 2015 In The News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tar from the Santa Barbara oil spill washed up at least as far away as a Los Angeles County beach last month, according to test results released Monday.

The findings confirmed what was suspected by many after globs of oil began swamping Southern California beaches in the weeks after a pipeline dumped up to 101,000 gallons of crude oil on the coast May 19.

July 9, 2015 In The News

Workers examine the coastline in Long Beach for tarballs. The tarballs have also washed ashore in Oxnard, Malibu and the South Bay.

Crude oil from a pipeline rupture in Santa Barbara County last month floated down the coast to beaches in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, according to separate lab results released Monday by both state officials and the Texas pipeline company.

July 9, 2015 In The News

An initial analysis of the tar balls that washed ashore in the South Bay last month, coating the area’s most popular beaches, links the oil to the Refugio pipeline spill near Santa Barbara.

 

July 9, 2015 In The News

A tar sample taken from Manhattan Beach last month has been traced for the first time to the Santa Barbara oil spill, a U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife official said Monday.

Nearly the entire South Bay shoreline was closed in late May and a cleanup effort was launched to remove a petroleum-based tar-like substance that washed ashore following a massive oil spill on Refugio Beach near Santa Barbara days earlier.

July 9, 2015 In The News

LOS ANGELES -- Tar from the Santa Barbara oil spill washed up at least as far away as a Los Angeles County beach last month, according to test results released Monday.

The findings confirmed what was suspected by many after globs of oil began swamping Southern California beaches in the weeks after a pipeline dumped up to 101,000 gallons of crude oil on the coast May 19.

July 9, 2015 In The News

LOS ANGELES — Tar from the Santa Barbara oil spill washed up at least as far away as a Los Angeles County beach last month, according to test results released Monday.

The findings confirmed what was suspected by many after globs of oil began swamping Southern California beaches in the weeks after a pipeline dumped up to 101,000 gallons of crude oil on the coast May 19.

July 9, 2015 In The News

VATICAN CITY, June 18, 2015 (ENS) – “The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all,” declares Pope Francis in his first major teaching on the environment, an encyclical letter released today.

Pope Francis urges all human beings to change their behavior to protect the good resources we all hold in common – the climate, the oceans, biodiversity – “the planet, our common home.”

July 9, 2015 In The News

What do Pope Francis, the United States military and former Secretary of State George Shultz have in common?  They all believe climate change is real, mostly caused by humans and responsible for the unprecedented destruction of our planet’s precious ecosystems.  When leaders and institutions not normally associated with environmental causes come together to tackle climate change, the tipping point for significant action on climate is near.   

June 22, 2015 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2015
CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | 202-330-1613

Los Angeles - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) released the following statement following the news that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has found a match between one sample from the Refugio/Santa Barbara oil spill and a tar ball from the Manhattan Beach/South Bay incident. 

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