• Clean Energy – The Key to Energy Independence

    By Stephanie Kline, Operation Free Member & United States Marine Corps Veteran Now that both political party conventions are over and our country is shifting into full-on election season, it’s important to reflect upon the values we share in common—our freedom and independence chief among them. These ideals often invoke cheers for our troops for the… Read more »

  • Big Win for #ActOnTrucks

    Today, EPA and DOT finalized greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles. This is the most comprehensive effort ever to improve fuel economy and cut greenhouse gas emissions from heavy duty vehicles; under this new rule, trucks will use about 37% less fuel to go a given distance. This… Read more »

  • Declaring independence from oil is a national security priority

    By Greg Ballard Two hundred and forty years ago, our founding fathers envisioned a nation free of control by a distant ruler. Today, we will wave our flag, wearing the red, white, and blue proudly in honor of the day they declared independence. While the United States of America is the most powerful nation in… Read more »

  • Your Opportunity to Secure our Future

    This post was originally featured in the Huffington Post. Take a look around the world. Everywhere you turn you’ll find a geopolitical mess at the intersection of energy, climate change, and global security. From airstrikes on oil fields and refineries in Iraq and Syria controlled by the Islamic State to natural gas crises in Ukraine and the European Union compromising negotiations with Vladimir Putin to flooding in heavily disputed Kashmir, the stakes for our energy and climate future have never been higher.

  • Half the Oil: Building a More Secure America

    The costs of securing oil threaten the lives of our troops and hurt our economy. That is why our military is already leading the way in deploying clean energy technologies technologies that cut oil use and keep America safe and strong. Watch this video and share it with your family & friends!    For more… Read more »

  • Generating Security: Resilient, Renewable Energy for Military Installations

    Last week, I was proud to stand with Representative Scott Peters (D-San Diego) as he continues to push for energy security for our military. Military installations here at home depend almost entirely on the fragile, antiquated electric grid for power, making them increasingly vulnerable to extreme weather events or an attack on our infrastructure. This is unacceptable.


    Check out this new documentary, The Burden, which shows how the military is strengthening energy security through innovation. Their efforts are creating a more effective fighting force and paving the way to a clean energy economy that will strengthen our national security. Help us spread the word and share this video. “The Burden” sizzle reel… Read more »

  • Energy Independence: The New American Freedom

    This post was originally featured on CleanTx For Americans and veterans alike, Memorial Day serves as a day to pay tribute to our fallen service members. The millions of men and women that have served in combat overseas understand that the price of freedom is not free, and that the pursuit of freedom does not… Read more »

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