Representative Jason Crow

Representing the 6th District of Colorado

Rep. Jason Crow Secures Provision in NDAA to Address National Security Threats Posed by Climate Change

June 13, 2019
Press Release
Passage in House Armed Services Committee comes on the heels of Crow’s introduction of a similar bill and launch of Sustainable Power Initiative to discuss energy efficiency and climate readiness at Pentagon

Today, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) passed the NDAA with a provision put forth by Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06) to require large military installations to include assessments of climate change and mitigation efforts in their master plans. The provision would also require the recognition of authoritative sources of data for extreme weather projection, a move that comes as the administration continues to delegitimize scientific sources. Earlier this month, Crow introduced the Military Installation Resilience Assuredness (MIRA) Act, a similar bill to address environmental resiliency.

“Our military has seen firsthand the impact of climate change on national security and the first step of countering any threat is to create a baseline understanding of what we’re up against. My provision will ensure we understand the threat so we can improve our military's resiliency to global warming and the dangerous impacts of extreme weather,” said Crow.

What they’re saying about Crow’s push to address climate change at the DoD -

Roll Call: Democrats want to require Pentagon to study climate change risks on military bases

Military Times: The military is being pulled deeper into the climate change debate

Aurora Sentinel: Congressman Crow launches climate-change effort tied to U.S. military security, support

Colorado Politics: Rep. Crow aims to help military combat threats of climate change

A former Army Ranger who served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and member of the House Armed Services, Crow has made energy efficiency and military resiliency at the Department of Defense a top priority. As part of H.R. 9, Crow introduced an amendment to the Climate Action Now Act which reaffirms the Department of Defense’s goal to secure renewable energy across military installations and operations, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support military readiness efforts in the face of climate change.