Happening Extra: How Fossil Fuels Threaten U.S. National Security

Happening Extra: How Fossil Fuels Threaten U.S. National Security

In this HAPPENING extra, James Redford meets Nevada state senator, Pat Spearman, who reveals a critical but underreported link between U.S. energy and national security. She urges American voters to consider that the nation's reliance on fossil fuels indirectly channels financial resources toward terrorist organizations.

Senator Spearman is one among many veterans and active duty military professionals who believe the climate crisis is the number one threat to U.S. national security and view energy independence as one of the most effective ways to keep American troops out of harm’s way while also safeguarding the future of our economy and environment.