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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

July 12, 2016 In The News

Washington, DC -- Today, Senator Harry Reid kicked off the charge led by Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Ted Lieu against corporate climate deniers and the groups they front that spread misinformation and lies about climate science.

July 12, 2016 Press Release

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ICYMI: CONGRESSMAN LIEU & ZACHARY NORRIS OP-ED ON AMERICA’S MONEY BAIL SYSTEM

Online on The Hill, Mr. Lieu and Mr. Norris call for the elimination of money bail for public safety both inside and outside of jails.

July 11, 2016 In The News

Two Democrats introduced a resolution Monday disapproving of companies that “deliberately mislead the public” about climate change science, an attack on oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp., which has been accused of doing just that. 

July 7, 2016 Press Release

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MEDIA ADVISORY:
CONGRESSMAN LIEU TO HOST CAPITOL HILL SCREENING OF MERCHANTS OF DOUBT

WASHINGTON – On Monday July 11, 2016, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D I Los Angeles County) will host a special viewing of the acclaimed film Merchants of Doubt by Participant Media with an in-depth conversation on climate change.  

June 21, 2016 In The News

President Barack Obama announced Monday that UCLA will house a new manufacturing research center to increase manufacturing efficiency in the U.S.

The UCLA center will be part of a national network of manufacturing institutes under the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, with locations in Texas, New York, Washington and North Carolina, according to a White House press release.

June 20, 2016 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the establishment of a Department of Energy Innovation Center at UCLA.

June 16, 2016 Press Release

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ICYMI: REP. TED LIEU AND SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE OP-ED:

“IT’S TIME TO DIVEST FROM EXXONMOBIL”

Online at The Hill, Rep. Lieu and Senator Whitehouse urge organizations to divest from fossil fuels, starting with ExxonMobil.

June 14, 2016 Opinion: Op-Eds

https://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/283496-its-time-to-divest-from-exxonmobil 

At ExxonMobil’s shareholder meeting on May 25, a modest resolution requiring the oil giant to outline how climate change will affect its business model was rejected, 62 percent to 38 percent. Following the Paris climate accord last December, an unprecedented coalition of investors, including the pension funds of New York, Vermont and California, joined together to spearhead this resolution.

June 10, 2016 In The News

Nineteen Democratic members of California’s congressional delegation are encouraging their attorney general to continue her investigation into ExxonMobil Corp.’s climate science. 

In a letter to Attorney General and Senate candidate Kamala Harris (D), the Democrats said they were “supportive of your investigation” into allegations that Exxon misled the public about what it knew about climate change. 

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