Warns of dangers, high costs of inaction
A national television ad released Monday July 19th by Vote Vets reminds us why clean energy reform is so crucial to our national security. The ad, running in North Dakota, Arkansas, Virginia, and West Virginia, reminds us that our dangerous addiction to oil is a threat to our troops and national security:
Brigadier General Steven Anderson (Ret.), Chief of Logistics in Iraq under General David Petraeus, featured in the ad, warns us of the dangerous costs of our addiction:
Our troops are getting killed moving fuel we wouldn’t need if our military was more efficient — and our enemies know we’re hooked on their oil…. That’s why breaking our addiction must not only be a military priority, but America’s mission, and why the Senate needs to pass a clean energy climate plan.
It’s time for our senators to choose: Pass a clean energy climate plan that makes us more secure… or let America keep paying the price.
Recent polls show that Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans overwhelmingly support clean energy and climate legislation.
In addition to our dangerous dependence on oil addition, climate change is broadly regarded as a threat to national security within the security community. The Department of Defense’s February 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review argued that climate change is a “destabilizing agent” and the Center for Naval Analysis convened a board of military officials who concluded in 2007 that climate change is a “threat multiplier.” The 2010 Joint Operating Environment (JOE) report by the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) pinpoints climate change as a top 10 security issue: “one of the ten trends most likely to impact the Joint Force.”
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