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Arizona needs to act on the climate crisis – for our future, oped by Asm. Richard Andrade, Arizona , Air Force veteran
“While the state Legislature is working to act on climate, federal action is required. We need bold federal investments that will put us on the path to reduce carbon pollution by 50% by 2030, create jobs, and protect our nation. Climate can’t wait when our lives are on the line. Senators Sinema and Kelly, we’re counting on you to work with President Biden to get bold climate investments done as soon as possible.!” . . .More
Veterans who are elected officials ask Pres. Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) to accelerate renewable energy production for security and to help Ukraine
EOPA has gathered over 500 signatures from lawmakers throughout America on a letter that supports invoking the DPA
“In 2014, the same year Russia annexed Crimea, then-North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned that Russia was covertly working to undermine European and U.S. fossil fuel production,” said Dr. Julia Nesheiwat, Consensus for American Security, American Security Project U.S. Army military intelligence officer, veteran. “We have to restructure the global energy system to avoid this kind of exposure to the whims of a single man, or nation. Removing barriers to ramp up our domestic energy production will strengthen our national security. Feeding diverse clean energy sources into our grid would also insulate us from the fluctuations of fossil fuel prices and autocrats who wield their oil and gas reserves as weapons. The security of peaceful democratic nations relies, in large part, by diversifying supply and curbing greenhouse gas emissions and their dependency on fossil fuels.” . . . read more HERE.
Climate action press conference at U.S. Capitol
Elected Officials to Protect America took part in event urging the Senate action on climate legislation
“As long as we rely on fossil fuels, our economy and our families’ pocketbooks will be held hostage to the whims of dictators like Putin,” said Former U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. “America will be truly energy independent only when we use home grown alternative, sustainable energy which isn’t subject to price spikes due to uncertainty and chaos. It’s an issue of national security.” Read more HERE.
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From California to Maine elected officials share their stories with us about how they are working to combat the climate crises in their communities, state and nation.
As a veteran, Dr. Julia Nesheiwat, of the American Security Project speaks about energy security in the wake of Putin’s invasion
“Feeding diverse clean energy sources into our grid would also insulate us from the fluctuations of fossil fuel prices and autocrats who wield their oil and gas reserves as weapons. The security of peaceful democratic nations relies, in large part, by diversifying supply and curbing greenhouse gas emissions and their dependency on fossil fuels.” said Dr. Julia Nesheiwat, Consensus for American Security, American Security Project U.S. Army military intelligence officer, veteran. To watch the video here.
As an Air Force veteran who is an VA elected official Mike Turner addresses how scarcity can lead to global conflict, making the case for energy independence
“Imagine how much less leverage Russia would have and how many more response options NATO nations would have if all EU nations had transitioned substantially to sustainable energy. The Ukraine crisis and its threat to global peace and security has brought into specific relief the immediate urgency for all free nations to move to a sustainable energy economy.” To watch the video please click here.
Explore podcasts from the City Climate Corner as they explore how small and mid-sized cities are tackling climate change and moving toward an equitable and sustainable future.Share their ideas and innovations with others.
Co-hosted by Abby Finis and Larry Kraft.
For City Climate Corner podcasts click HERE.
Explore podcasts from the Listening Project on the environmental fight in the refinery port city of Richmond, CA. From Chevron refinery’s toxic pollutants and the cleaning up of hazardous materials and from the former Zeneca site to the fight over the Point Molate shoreline, environmental concerns have shaped politics and conversations in Richmond for decades. These podcasts explore the issue.