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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August 3, 2015 Press Release

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.

July 28, 2015 Press Release

Los Angeles - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued the following statement in opposition to the REINS Act (H.R.

July 21, 2015 In The News

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.

July 21, 2015 In The News

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.

July 9, 2015 In The News

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.

July 9, 2015 In The News


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.

July 9, 2015 In The News

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.

July 9, 2015 In The News

During the first week of June tarballs washed ashore closing all three beach cities. Results indicate the source was from the Refugio spill. 

Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 4:40 pm | Updated: 5:39 pm, Mon Jun 22, 2015.

Beach cities tarballs are matched to Refugio spill by Ellen Robinson The Beach Reporter

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.