• Ignoring Climate Change and National Security Threats Don’t Make Them Go Away

      Last week, U.S. President Trump gave his first State of the Union address. In light of the greatest existential threat mankind has ever faced (hint: it’s climate change), these historically-routine events should now be an annual stage to underscore the urgency of this issue and our nation’s commitment to addressing it. Unfortunately, while the… Read more »

  • Infrastructure reboot

    Last week during his State of the Union address, President Trump cast the national spotlight back on infrastructure with a promise of $200 billion in federal aid. However, accompanying this promise was a clear message that the Trump Administration intends to rethink—read: limit—the use of these federal funds for infrastructure, putting most of the responsibility… Read more »

  • Trump’s Actions Leave Our Country Insecure

    When future generations look back at the volatile natural disasters and environmental tragedies that struck the United States in 2017, they may mark the year as the first time we were forced to deal with the chaotic consequences of climate change from coast to coast. From the relentless wildfires in California and the Northwest, to… Read more »

  • Happy New Year from Operation Free

    On behalf of Operation Free, we wish all of our supporters and advocates a happy and healthy new year! Looking back on 2017, Operation Free is proud to report several achievements. Hundreds of new supporters are now furthering the reach of our message within their own communities after attending a screening of The Burden or… Read more »

  • The Future of the Clean Power Plan

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month delivered on President Trump’s promise to attempt to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), federal standards that would have been one of America’s single strongest actions to combat climate change. This was little surprise, as any conservative administration would have sought to upend this signature accomplishment of the… Read more »

  • Energy Education Gives Veterans A New Mission

    The U.S. military is the single largest consumer of energy resources in the world. In 2016, the Department of Defense’s total energy use was three times more than the rest of the U.S. government and 5 percent of the entire country’s energy consumption. In comparison to other countries, the Department would independently rank as the… Read more »

  • Lt. General Norman Seip (ret) joins Operation Free in North Carolina

    On Wednesday, 25 October 2017, Operation Free held an Energy and National Security Roundtable in Raleigh, NC. The roundtable was held to introduce local policymakers and clean energy organizations to Operation Free and Truman Project’s North Carolina Chapter, as well as to discuss the threats that fossil fuel dependence presents on national security and the… Read more »

  • Operation Free visits Capitol Hill

    Operation Free conducted Capitol Hill meetings from 25-29 September 2017 in order to discuss the importance of government agencies and programs that help to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. We focused primarily on states where advocates had also briefed state policymakers and conducted other outreach activities at the state level earlier this year. Those… Read more »

  • REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2017 VETERAN’S ENERGY SEMINAR

    2017 VETERAN’S ENERGY SEMINAR 14 December 2017 UIC Illini Center in Chicago, Illinois Registration is now open for the first ever Veteran’s Energy Seminar, a one-day, immersive education program that will teach military veterans about global energy security issues with the goal of encouraging participants to seek leadership positions or higher education in energy policy… Read more »

  • Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have people thinking more about climate change

    Hurricane Irma was declared the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin by the National Hurricane Center last Wednesday. Developing one week after Hurricane Harvey, this tropical system then approached Florida and the Southeast United States with sustained wind speeds of 185 mph after slamming through islands in the Caribbean. This back-to-back situation has… Read more »

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