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Representative Alan Lowenthal

Key Coastal Communities:
Long Beach
Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure
Safe Climate Caucus; Green Schools Caucus; Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition; National Marine Sanctuary Caucus; House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus

“It’s time to get past the partisan battle lines on climate change.  Everyone has something to contribute as we work to slow the damage to our climate caused by the burning of fossil fuels.”


Leadership: Congressman Lowenthal sits on the House Natural Resources Committee. As the Ranking Member of its Energy and Mineral Resources subcommittee, he has introduced commonsense bills to make sure our resources, owned by American taxpayers, are not wasted. He believes that we must work toward the goal of shifting our public lands from a carbon source to a carbon sink. Congressman Lowenthal works to ensure that our country’s natural resources, including our ocean, are managed in the most sustainable and responsible way possible.

During his years of service at the national and state level, Congressman Lowenthal has been honored by many environmental advocacy groups such as the California League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, the Planning and Conservation League, and the California Coastal Commission.

Representative Lowenthal sponsored:

  • H.R. 5763 (Albatross and Petrel Conservation Act)
  • H.R. 4126 (Transparency in Energy Production Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 3682 (Blue Whales and Blue Skies Act)
  • H.R. 2044 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act 2017)
  • H.R. 3977 (Trash Reduction Act of 2015)

Representative Lowenthal cosponsored:

  • H.R. 5606 (Climate Change Education Act)
  • H.R. 5212 (GREENER Fuels Act)
  • H.R. 4647 (Recovering America’s Wildlife Act)
  • H.R. 4525 (Living Shorelines Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 4518 (Bears Ears National Monument Expansion Act)
  • H.R. 4306 (National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 4072 (Central Coast Heritage Protection Act)
  • H.R. 4062 (Digital Coast Act)
  • H.R. 2719 (Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2272 (COAST Anti-Drilling Act)
  • H.R. 1889 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 1784 (Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1456 (Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 845 (Ocean Acidification Research Partnerships Act)
  • H.R. 731 (California Clean Coast Act)
  • H.R. 502 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.)
  • H.R. 468 (Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 169 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 4480 (Albatross and Petrel Conservation Act)
  • H.R. 4215 (CLEANER Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 3565 (California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act)
  • H.R. 2744 (Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act Amendments of 2015)
  • H.R. 2663 (Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 2072 (National Park and Wilderness Waters Protection Forever Act)
  • H.R. 1971 (Climate Solutions Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1961 (Climate Change Education Act)
  • H.R. 1952 (California Ocean and Coastal Protection Act)
  • H.R. 1548 (BREATHE Act)
  • H.R. 1482 (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1321 (Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1277 (Ocean Acidification Research Partnerships Act)
  • H.R. 1276 (Coastal State Climate Change Planning Act)
  • H.R. 1027 (Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 774 (Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 335 (Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 5733 (Carbon Pollution Transparency Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 5271 (Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 3780 (Ocean Energy Safety and Technology Improvement Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 2958 (Clean Ports Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 2646 (REFI Pacific Act)
  • H.R. 1837 (Clean Water Protection Act)
  • H.R. 1677 (Yosemite National Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1012 (Safety And Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act)
  • H.R. 596 (Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013)


  • (2012) Maritime Leadership Symposium 2012 “Honoree of Merit”
  • (2011) The Planning and Conservation League and the Planning and Conservation Foundation “2011 Legislator of the Year”
  • (2011) Californians Against Waster “2011 Legislator of the Year”
  • (2010) Sierra Club “2012 Byron Sher Award”
  • (2009) Sunset Magazine “California Coastal Hero”
  • (2008) California Coast and Wetland Recovery “Friend of the Coast”
  • (2006) South Coast Air Quality Management District “17th Annual Clean Air Award”
  • (2005) California League of Conservation Votes “Environmental Leadership Award”
  • (2004) Coalition for Clean Air “Clean Air Award”
  • (2001) Sierra Club (Los Angeles Chapter) “Public Policy Award”

2011-2012 State Legislation:

  • SB 132 (Green School facility program – planning priorities)
  • SB 568 (Foam food containers: ban)
  • SB 739 (Ports: congestion relief: air pollution mitigation)
  • SB 1386 (Municipal Water Districts: Water Storage)

2003-2010 State Legislation Successes:

Assembly Bills:

  • AB 1878 (Hazardous waste: disposal)
  • AB 2061 (Zero-emission vehicles: Alternative Diesel Fuel)
  • AB 2650 (Port Terminals: Air Quality: Scheduling)
  • AB 2043 (Maritime Port Strategic Master Plan Task Force)

Senate Bills:

  • SB 760 (Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles: Congestion and Environment Mitigation: User Fee)
  • SB 761 (Air Pollution: Marine Terminals)
  • SB 764 (No Net Increase in Emissions: Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles)
  • SB 1242 (Integrated Regional Water Management Planning Act)
  • SJR 31 (Clean Ports)
  • SB 965 (California Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (CalPORTS))
  • SB 1174 (Clean Fuel Vehicles)
  • SB 1328 (Greenhouse Gas Emissions – motor vehicle cabin temperature)