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"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 - Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) finished first among Freshman Democrats in the 2016 Member Online All-Star Competition. As a result, Mr. Lieu was awarded the title of 2016 Freshman MVP. The annual Member social media contest is hosted by House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer.
A leading South Bay lawmaker and critic of safety at the former ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance has renewed his criticism of a regulatory study aimed at discovering whether a commercially viable alternative to the use of highly toxic hydrofluoric acid exists.
In his second letter in the past three months to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which is conducting the study, Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Manhattan Beach, accused the agency of failing to look at whether the use of the potentially deadly acid with a 10 percent additive is safe.
In April, we reported that the board of the 62,000-member American Geophysical Union (AGU) had decided to “Sell Its Scientific Integrity For $35,000 In ExxonMobil Money.” But as evidence continues to spill showing that the oil giant is still funding climate science denial nearly a decade after it said it would stop, the board of this leading group of climate scientists will apparently take another look in September at the decision to take Exxon money.
WASHINGTON ― Before national attention turns to the political party conventions, a group of Senate Democrats took to the floor this week to confront the “many-headed dragon” of climate change denial.
The effort, which began Monday, is meant to call out more than 30 different organizations that are “either co-opted or created by the fossil fuel industry in order to propagate climate [change] denial while obscuring the true hand of the fossil fuel industry in their efforts,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who is leading the effort, told The Huffington Post.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Exxon Mobil (XOM) is under fire after aSenate resolution was introduced yesterday accusing the company of misleading the public.
The resolution, brought by 19 democratic senators, accuses fossil fuel companies of leading "misinformation campaigns" to deliberately mislead the public about climate change to "protect their financial interest."
The senators gave Exxon flack for creating a "web of denial" surrounding climate change issues.
Rep. Ted Lieu of California said in a statement that the company should be "condemned and investigated."
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. In a joint resolution offered by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Rep.
• Resolution disapproves of efforts to “deliberately cast doubt on science” on climate change
• 19 senators will speak on the floor about the issue before Congress leaves for summer recess
July 11 (BNA) -- Congressional Democrats will dedicate much of their time in the week before lawmakers leave for a seven-week summer break to drawing attention to how the fossil fuel industry, in their view, orchestrated and funded a complex effort to cast doubt on the scientific consensus surrounding climate change.
A coalition of 19 top Democrats took the senate floor Monday afternoon to call for an end to what they referred to as the fossil fuel industry’s “web of denial” on climate change, calling out companies including Irving-based Exxon Mobil.
Among those speaking were Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, both reported to be on the short list as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate.
More than a dozen U.S. senators are launching a campaign to call out the powerful industry of climate denial and demanding Congress take action against the back-door blockading of environmental policy that they are calling the #WebOfDenial.
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.