Asking for Answers from Oil Companies

Recent investigations by the Los Angeles Times and Inside Climate News allege that Exxon (becoming ExxonMobil in 1999) deliberately hid the truth about the role of fossil fuels in influencing climate change and intentionally spread disinformation about climate science.

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Join Us to Launch the Battery Storage Caucus

We invite you to join the Bipartisan Congressional Battery Energy Storage Caucus, dedicated to advancing understanding of how energy storage systems are enabling American businesses and homeowners to better access reliable, affordable, and sustainable electric power.

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SUPPORT ENERGY EXPORTS TO CUBA

While Cuba currently has domestic sources for oil and natural gas its main oil field, Varadero, is beginning to dry up. Coupled with the fact that oil consumption in Cuba increasing and its infrastructure is woefully out of date, the opportunity is ripe for the United States to become Cuba’s oil and natural gas provider.

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Veto Threat: The Administration Strongly Opposes H.R. 702

I am writing to bring to your attention the Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) on H.R. 702, a bill to lift any and all restrictions on the export of domestic crude oil. In it, President Obama’s advisors note that they would recommend a veto of this unnecessary legislation, and further say that:

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Promote Safer Storage of Nuclear Waste: Cosponsor the Dry Cask Storage Act

Radioactive nuclear waste is piling up inside spent fuel pools within America’s nuclear power plants, posing unnecessary risks to nearby humans and the environment. Dry cask storage is a safer option that does not require the establishment of a long term storage facility, and we are flirting with disaster if we fail to take advantage of it.

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Cosponsor the Climate Solutions Act of 2015, HR 1971

I would like to share with you an op-ed piece that Greg Dotson, Vice President of Energy Policy at the Center for American Progress, and I wrote about the devastating destruction our planet is facing due to human activity: http://www.takepart.com/climate-change-op-ed-ted-lieu-greg-dotson. In light of Pope Francis’s recent call for Congress to address climate change, I hope you will join me as a cosponsor of H.R.1971, the Climate Solutions Act of 2015.

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Urge the EPA to Limit Carbon Pollution from Airplanes

Please join me in encouraging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt a strong rule to limit carbon pollution from airplanes. Airplanes are a large and growing contributor to global climate change and ocean acidification—grave environmental problems that threaten the health and welfare of current and future generations of Americans. But unlike cars, trucks, and power plants, their emissions are totally unregulated.

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