Washington, D.C. – Following today’s House vote to defeat an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have removed bill language acknowledging that “climate change is a direct threat to the national security of the United States,” the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Legislative Representative Sara Jordan:
“Climate security is national security – this shouldn’t be up for debate. The Pentagon has long warned that climate change is a grave threat to our national security, and the Secretary of Defense says climate change threatens our military readiness today. Now even a bipartisan majority of Congress agrees – showing just how out of step President Trump and his polluter allies are in their efforts to put polluter profits ahead of our health and national security.
“Acknowledging climate change as a national security threat is a step, but this Congress has a long way to go and we need real climate action.”