2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 08:32:42 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLIMATE: House votes to block DOD assessment of climate change
House Directs Pentagon To Ignore Climate Change

Kate Sheppard
Huffington Post
May 23, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The House passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill on Thursday that would bar the Department of Defense from using funds to assess climate change and its implications for national security.

The amendment, from Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.), passed in what was nearly a party-line vote. Four Democrats voted for the amendment, and three Republicans voted against it. The bill aims to block the DOD from taking any significant action related to climate change or its potential consequences. It reads:

"None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to implement the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report, the United Nation's Agenda 21 sustainable development plan, or the May 2013 Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866."


For the entire article, see
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/pentagon-climate- change_n_5382067.html


Lenny Siegel
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