• The Need for Innovative and Resilient Infrastructure

    One of Trump’s campaign promises was to institute a plan in his first 100 days to rebuild the country’s infrastructure. The on-going crisis with the Oroville Dam this week underscores the precarious state of our country’s infrastructure and the urgent need for solutions. However, rolling out a plan in 100 days is proving to be… Read more »

  • Trust in Science is the Key to our Future National Security

    In the days of fake news and alternative facts, we are in an Information War. Never has faith in science, knowledge, and reason been as important as it is today. Climate change is real, and it is our greatest global challenge. To deny the proof is akin to questioning the correlation between smoking cigarettes and… Read more »

  • Nationwide “Age of Consequences” Screenings Underway

      Truman National Security Project chapters nationwide have begun screening the Age of Consequences, a documentary made to raise awareness about the national security implications of climate change in the coming century. On January 25th, the Truman communities in Boston and San Diego came together to see this important film, and the screenings will continue over… Read more »

  • Infrastructure crisis is a golden opportunity

    Infrastructure is the multi-billion dollar elephant in the room. At every level, the U.S. government struggles with how to repair, replace, and maintain our nation’s aging water and wastewater pipes, power lines, and roads. When compared alongside other advanced industrialized nations, our broadband infrastructure is lacking both locally and nationally. You’d have to be living… Read more »

  • Rick Perry’s “Oops” Moment

    While making his case during the Republican Presidential Primary debate in 2011, Rick Perry famously forgot the third government agency he pledged to eliminate if elected POTUS: the Department of Energy. Now, Perry is poised to lead that same government agency, despite his apparent confusion at what exactly the department does. We hope that Perry… Read more »

  • Leadership for an Innovative, Green, and Secure Energy Future

    Over the past few months, President-elect Trump has nominated climate change doubters to lead the U.S. in advancing energy and climate security. Former Governor Rick Perry stands to take control of the Department of Energy — a department he proposed to eliminate in a 2011 Republican primary debate despite not recalling its actual name. He also has… Read more »

  • The Age of Consequences

    Operation Free is excited to share THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES, an inspiring film that, through the lens of US national security and global stability, investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather,… Read more »

  • Solar Ready Vets Reaches Milestone

    This month the Solar Ready Vets program reached full participation with programs now launched at 10 out of 10 cohorts across the country! This milestone means the expansion of practical training for transitioning service members, which aims to help veterans enter the emerging solar energy market by training and connecting them with solar employers. The final… Read more »

  • EPA Releases Proposed Determination

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently released its Proposed Determination, the next step in the mid-term evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Green House Gas Emission Standards. The proposed determination declares that the EPA will continue to move forward with fuel efficiency standards, which will nearly double the fuel efficiency of cars and light duty trucks model years… Read more »

  • Post-Election 2016: Next steps for Operation Free

    In light of the recent election, we are looking to the future and evaluating how Operation Free will move forward. It is clear that the voices of our community are now more important than ever. The next four years will challenge the progress we have already achieved and threaten our ability to continue advancing clean… Read more »

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