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Conservative Groups Urge Lawmakers to Gut Climate Programs in U.S. Military

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Reuters covers a coalition letter, signed by CEI, supporting an amendment to the NDAA regarding climate change policies.

A coalition of 14 conservative groups urged U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to support an amendment to the House of Representatives' annual defense bill that would prevent the Pentagon from implementing climate-change and green energy policies meant to save taxpayers money and protect the planet.

In a letter to the lawmakers, the groups said many climate programs "are likely to undermine military readiness by diverting scarce resources."

The programs in question were initiated by former President Barack Obama's 2015 executive order requiring the military to meet green energy and greenhouse gas emissions targets. The conservative groups are trying to gather support for Republican Representative Warren Davidson's amendment to the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act that would stop the military from implementing the policies.

The groups include the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a libertarian advocacy group; Americans for Prosperity, a group funded by the conservative Koch brothers; and Americans for Limited Government.

Read the full article at Reuters.