Please join Stoel Rives partner, David Benson, host of "Mission Critical: Clean Energy and the U.S. Military," on March 15, 2012 in Seattle, WA. A new and formidable leader has emerged in the push for clean energy. The U.S. Department of Defense is setting aggressive objectives to reduce its fossil fuel dependence and invest in low carbon renewables and energy efficiency technologies. Leaders from the Army Air Force, Navy and Marines say our current fuel mix is a national security threat, making Americans vulnerable overseas and at home. Furthermore, the DOD warns that global warming is a threat multiplier which will heighten geopolitical instability and create both military and humanitarian challenges beyond the armed services’ capacity to respond. In a time of Congressional gridlock, the U.S. military says we must face this issue now.

Join E2 and Climate Solutions to hear from Congressmen Adam Smith and Jay Inslee, Ray Smalling from Naval Station Everett and E2 member and Navy SEAL (ret) James Marvin about the role the military is playing to move America toward a clean energy economy, the impact these initiatives will have in the civilian economy, and the response from Congress.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
4:30 – 6:30 P.M.


Stoel Rives LLP
Union Square Boardroom (street level, behind escalators)
One Union Square
600 University Street
Seattle, WA
206) 624-0900
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