Veterans Kick Off Climate Action Tour

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Operation FREE is "A coalition of veterans and national security groups that are combating our reliance on fossil fuels and the major security problems caused by climate change." Today, at the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool, they kicked off a 16-state, 68-event tour of America, in which veterans talk about climate change and national security. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA), Chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and co-author of the House-passed Waxman-Markey, American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), spoke forcefully about the need for us to kick our oil addiction for national security purposes.

More Jobs. Less Pollution. Greater Security. That pretty much sums it up.

P.S. The tour comes to Charlottesville, Martinsville and Danville on January 16-17.