The Issue

  • U.S. transportation remains dominated by fossil fuels, with over 90% of the industry powered by the same. The military spends enormous resources patrolling international oil supply lines to protect and maintain stability of the market for a single source of energy that is essential for our cars, planes, and rail, as well as the military that defends us. Ultimately, our dependence on this volatile commodity to maintain our way of life shackles our national and economic security to dangerous regimes that do not share our values.

The Mission

  • Operation Free supports reducing our dependence on fossil fuels with federal fuel efficiency standards, such as the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles. Every step taken to reduce our dependence on oil will make America safer and keep more of our men and women in uniform out of harm’s way.