(Washington, D.C. – June 29, 2017) EDF Action today applauded members of the House Armed Services Committee for their bipartisan effort to help make sure America’s military is prepared for national security threats caused by climate change.
Committee members passed an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act requiring the Pentagon to study the U.S. military installations that are most threatened by climate change. The amendment was proposed by Rep. Jim Langevin of Rhode Island. It passed by voice vote.
“We are pleased to see the successful bipartisan support for this important amendment directing the Department of Defense to study the risks posed by climate change,” said EDF Action president Elizabeth Thompson. “All Americans should support making sure our military is informed about the risks caused by climate change, and prepared to effectively address any global instability caused by it."
The entire 2018 National Defense Authorization Act was approved by the Committee last night. It will go to the House floor for a vote next.