Congress Takes Aim at Green Pentagon Programs

Publication: On Point

Author: Tom Ashbrook


06/12/2012 - The U.S. military is the country’s number one energy consumer. All those warships, planes, Humvees and bases drink a lot of oil. The Pentagon has made a loud, high priority of wanting to get to alternative fuels, green fuels, as an issue of national security. Safer supplies. Less volatile prices.

And a candid admission that fossil fuels, long-term, are themselves a security threat. Now, Congress is moving to throw the brakes on the Pentagon’s go-green campaign. Republicans, Texas oil-country reps, coal-state Democrats saying no.

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