ACTION ALERT: War Pollutes While the Arms Industry Profits

January 31st, 2023 - by Win Without War / ActionNetwork

ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress to Hold
Arms Contractors Accountable for Climate Change

Win Without War / ActionNetwork

(January 28, 2023) — The Biden administration is seeking public comment on a federal rule that would require government contractors — including the defense industry — to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and for the worst offenders to release a plan to reduce emissions in line with Paris Agreement levels.

This rule is a critical first step in holding weapons contractors accountable for their impact on the environment.

So far, many of the comments have come from industry groups in opposition to the rule. That’s why it’s so important that we speak out in support of this critical step towards transparency and accountability.
By adding our voices to the conversation, we can help improve the chances of this rule being implemented — and there’s no time for delay because the comment period ends February 13.

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Don’t forget the message: You support the disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related financial risk to hold weapons contractors accountable for climate change.


(RIN 9000-AO32) Supporting Disclosure of
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and
Climate-Related Financial Risk

I am writing to express my support for the proposed rule on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate-Related Financial Risk.

Currently, contractor greenhouse gas emissions are still largely hidden from public view, making it difficult to hold the agencies accountable for their full environmental impact. By requiring contractors to disclose their emissions, we can ensure that they do their part to reduce their carbon footprint and protect our planet.

The implementation of this regulation marks a pivotal moment in ensuring that contractors are held accountable for their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and in tackling the multifaceted challenge of climate change.

Defense contractors in particular are massive greenhouse gas emitters – emitting more than the Defense Department itself, according to a recent scholarly estimate.

That simply cannot continue if the US is to reach the emissions reductions required to avert climate disaster. Requiring major federal suppliers to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and set science-based reduction targets is an important step in the right direction.

Thank you for your consideration.