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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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement of new investments to enhance safety and security in the changing arctic:
“I applaud President Obama for continuing to highlight the devastating effects of climate change in places such as the Alaskan Arctic. As President Obama has rightly said, we are the first generation to personally experience the impacts of climate change and the last with a chance to fix it.”
Los Angeles - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of common sense standards to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.
Los Angeles - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued the following statement of support for President Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP would place the first ever limits on carbon pollution from our nation’s power sector; the reductions from the CPP are also critical to meeting the U.S. emission reduction target of 26-28% by 2025, which is the foundation of the U.S.
Los Angeles - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued the following statement in opposition to the REINS Act (H.R.
Steve Corbin, Special to The Desert Sun 10:58 a.m. PDT July 21, 2015
Nationwide polling data clearly indicates that an overwhelming majority of voters support four national strategic policy ideas, known as the No Labels National Strategic Agenda.
State Senator Fran Pavley, who represents the 27th district that includes Malibu, has earned a national reputation for drafting cutting-edge environmental legislation. Her 2002 California Clean Car Standards bill survived a Supreme Court decision and, in 2009, Obama directed that it become the national standard.
Pavley spoke at the Malibu Democratic Club’s “First Saturday Speaker Series” where she talked about what she’s working on in Sacramento.
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, said Tuesday the United States needs to do more to stop the illegal ivory trade.
“Every day, 96 African elephants are killed by poachers for their highly valued ivory,” Lieu said during debate on a budget bill for the Department of the Interior. “With only a few hundred thousand of these elephants remaining, this illegal practice imperils their very existence.”
A section in the proposed appropriations bill would bar the use of funds to restrict the ivory trade in the U.S., which is one of the largest markets for illegal ivory.
At least two lawmakers received have received notices that their personal data may now be in the hands of hackers believed to be working for China.
June 18, 2015 At least two lawmakers have received notifications from the Office of Personnel Management informing them that their personal data may have been stolen by foreign hackers, marking the latest expansion of a massive data breach that exposed the information of millions of current and former federal employees.
Posted on June 23, 2015
Tar Balls that came ashore last month at Manhattan Beach have been traced to the oil spill off Santa Barbara County.