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Factsheet - U.S. Oil Dependence: More Drilling Doesn't Make the U.S. More Energy Secure

Energy security is vital for the readiness of U.S. troops around the globe. The U.S. relies on oil for the majority of both civilian and military transportation. The changing price of a barrel of oil can have profound impacts on the budget of communities and the Department of Defense. The U.S. remains beholden to the pricing of oil by foreign nations, some with hostile attitudes towards the U.S. Due to the global nature of oil markets, further oil production in the U.S. does not alleviate that dependency. Only by investing in increasing fuel economy and alternative energy will the U.S. be energy secure.Read more...

Factsheet: Clean Energy Innovations

Technological innovation is critical for retaining U.S. military superiority and security. The current system of fueling our military installations and forces is outdated and vulnerable to disruption, putting our troops at risk. Greater efficiency and alternative fuels allow troops to operate longer undetected in hostile environments, potentially saving lives.Read more...

58 Senior Military and National Security Leaders Denounce National Security Council’s Climate Panel

In an extraordinary letter published today by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) and the American Security Project (ASP), a group of 58 senior retired military and national security leaders denounced the National Security Council (NSC) plan to set up an “adversarial” group to undermine the science that informs defense and intelligence threat assessments on climate change. Read more...

Executive Order Would Attack the Consensus on the Security Threats Posed by Climate Change

Military and intelligence analysis and strategic documents, going back to the George W. Bush administration’s National Defense Strategy define climate change as a risk that must be understood by intelligence analysts and managed by our nation’s military forces. President Trump should not create a new committee to undermine these longstanding findings. Read more...

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