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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

Energy and Environment

"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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More on Energy and Environment

January 24, 2017 Press Release

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WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the news that President Trump has banned employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from posting on social media and speaking to the press.

January 18, 2017 Press Release

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WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding a proposed ban of highly dangerous hydrofluoric acid by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

January 12, 2017 In The News

A Massachusetts judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to submit 40 years of documents regarding the company’s studies of the impact of fossil fuels on climate change.

Superior Court Judge Heidi E. Brieger said state law supports arguments by Massachusetts’ attorney general that the government agency has the authority to pursue questions about whether Exxon Mobil misled the public about the role fossil fuels play in climate change.

January 11, 2017 Press Release

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the confirmation hearing of Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of State:

“#RexTillersonKnew.”

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January 5, 2017 Press Release

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WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the controversial “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny” or REINS Act.  The REINS Act is a radical proposal, which requires Congress to approve every major executive regulation.  Under this bill, several important environmental, public health, and consumer safety laws would be threatened.  Congressman Lieu voted against the legislation.

January 5, 2017 In The News

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, has called for an end to climate investigations of Exxon.

Over the past year, the battle lines formed along partisan lines on the question of whether the Justice Department should launch a probe into ExxonMobil's stance on climate change.

December 31, 2016 Press Release

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Washington – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) shared the following information, recapping the legislative accomplishments during his freshman term. During the 114th Congress, language from seven pieces of legislation sponsored by Congressman Lieu was signed into law.

December 28, 2016 In The News

A report that was little more than a forgotten footnote in ExxonMobil's corporate history—a warning from a senior company scientist to top executives in 1977 about fossil fuels' possible catastrophic consequences to the climate—became the rock that started a landslide in 2016.

December 21, 2016 Press Release

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County)  issued the following statement regarding President Obama's announcement to use his authority under the Outer Continental Lands Shelf Act to permanently withdraw areas of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans from offshore oil drilling. The action was taken in coordination with Canada. 

December 15, 2016 In The News

As president-elect Donald Trump announced his pick of climate-denier Rick Perry to run the Department of Energy, hundreds gathered in San Francisco outside of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) annual conference. Their rallying cry was simple: support climate science research and evidence-based climate policy.

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