Letter to Congress: We urge you to oppose the Perry Amendment

July 13, 2017

Clean Water Action • Defenders of Wildlife • Earthjustice • Environment America Environmental Defense Action Fund • League of Conservation Voters • National Audubon Society • Natural Resources Defense Council • The Trust for Public Land • World Wildlife Federation

OPPOSE Perry NDAA Amendment #390

Dear Representatives:

With year after year of record-breaking heat and historic degradation of ice sheets, it is reckless for the House to spend floor time voting to tie the hands of our armed forces and leave our military unprepared to deal with security threats posed by a changing climate. For these reasons, we urge you to OPPOSE the Perry Amendment #390.

The Perry Amendment #390 would strip language directing the Department of Defense to study and account for the negative impacts associated with climate change on military construction and development and the greater global implications of increased drought, wildfire, extreme weather events, changing sea levels and other associated impacts on our armed forces. The climate study language received bipartisan support in the Armed Services Committee and was accepted by voice vote.

The Perry Amendment #390 is dangerous and would put our armed forces in harm’s way by limiting our understanding and ability to adapt to the challenges posed by climate change.

We urge you to OPPOSE the Perry Amendment #390 to the NDAA on the House floor today.

Clean Water Action

Defenders of Wildlife

Earthjustice

Environmental Defense Action Fund

Environment America

League of Conservation Voters

National Audubon Society

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Trust for Public Land

World Wildlife Federation

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