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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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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. 

June 9, 2016 Press Release

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ICYMI: REP. TED LIEU ON THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF “AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH”

In collaboration with Participant Media, Congressman Lieu joins in celebrating the 10th anniverary of “An Inconvenient Truth,” a landmark documentary highlighting the serious need to address global warming and climate change

June 8, 2016 Press Release

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Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement for the record in opposition to H.R. 4755, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act:

"Mr. Speaker:

I rise today in opposition to H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016. 

June 7, 2016 In The News

The largest public pension fund in Washington, D.C. has successfully purged its $6.4 billion fund of all direct holdings in fossil fuels, city council members and climate activists announced Monday.

The District of Columbia Retirement Board (DCRB) spent the last few years quietly selling off $6.5 million in oil, natural gas and coal investments, amounting to a mere tenth of 1 percent of the organization's total holdings, but made the public announcement at a press conference on Monday.

June 2, 2016 In The News

DALLAS—Stockholders at Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest private-sector oil company, passed a proposal yesterday to nominate outside candidates to the board, a move that could affect the company's decisions on climate change.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, the fiduciary for New York city's five public pension funds, which invests about $150 billion, filed the proxy access resolution, which received 62 percent support.

June 1, 2016 In The News

DALLAS -- Stockholders at Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest private-sector oil company, passed a proposal yesterday to nominate outside candidates to the board, a move that could affect the company's decisions on climate change.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, the fiduciary for New York city's five public pension funds, which invests about $150 billion, filed the proxy access resolution, which received 62 percent support.

May 26, 2016 Press Release

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