CEI Joins 25 Organizations In Support of Fleming Amendment #87 to NDAA

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Dear Representative,

The undersigned organizations write in strong support of Representative John Fleming's amendment #87 to H. R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act, that if enacted would prevent the Department of Defense from continuing to implement Executive Orders 13653 and 13693. These two executive orders require the Department of Defense to create a number of climate change programs and policies throughout the Department.

These climate programs and policies have nothing to do with the mission of the United States' Armed Services. In fact, many of these programs and policies are likely to undermine military readiness by diverting scarce resources to such things as helping state and local governments to "go green," meeting targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, meeting a variety of green energy quotas, meeting fleet requirements for low and zero emissions vehicles, and incorporating climate resilience and preparedness as principal aims of land and water management.

Most importantly, Rep. Fleming's amendment would prevent the Department of Defense from implementing section 5 of Executive Order 13653, which requires the Department of Defense to develop "comprehensive plans that integrate consideration of climate change into agency operations and overall mission objectives." In our view, this is an entirely unsuitable addition to the critical mission of our men and women in uniform.

For these reasons, we urge you to vote Yes on Rep. Fleming's amendment #87 to H. R. 4909. Thank you for considering our views.



Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy & Environment
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen B. West
Executive Director
National Center for Policy Analysis

Thomas Schatz
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

Brent Gardner
Vice President for Government Affairs
Americans for Prosperity

Elaine Donnelly
Center for Military Readiness

Norm Singleton
Campaign for Liberty

Phil Kerpen
American Commitment

Thomas J. Pyle
American Energy Alliance

Rick Manning
Americans for Limited Government

Jeff Gayner
Americans for Sovereignty

Richard Falknor and Susan Falknor
Blue Ridge Forum

Ron Pearson
Council for America

Craig Richardson
Executive Director
Energy and Environment Legal Institute

George Landrith
Frontiers of Freedom

Andresen Blom
Executive Director
Grassroot Hawaii Action, Inc.

Joseph Bast
Heartland Institute

Seton Motley
Less Government

Willes K. Lee
National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Kenneth Haapala
Science and Environmental Policy Project

James L. Martin
60 Plus Association

David Williams
Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Judson Phillips
Tea Party Nation

KaLeigh Long
Executive Director
The Conservative Leadership PAC

C. Preston Noell III
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Morton Blackwell
The Weyrich Lunch

Andrew C. McCarthy
Former Chief Assistant U. S. Attorney
Southern District of New York