16 May '12, 5pm

House Armed Services Committee Proposes Ban on Biofuels: Just one month before the biennial Rim of the Pacific

House Armed Services Committee Proposes Ban on Biofuels: Just one month before the biennial Rim of the Pacific

The exclusions, however, do not eliminate all alternative fuels. Congressmen also recommended the exemption of the Defense Department from previous restrictions that prevent federal agencies from buying fuels that are more polluting than conventional fossil fuels. This would allow the military to use the Fischer-Tropsch method, which generates gas to liquid fuel from coal and natural gas — and also emits more carbon than burning refined crude oil. The House is beginning deliberations on the Pentagon Budget Bill, H.R. 4310, today. The White House has issued a veto threat for the bill as it stands in a memo that states it "would further increase American reliance on fossil fuels, thereby contributing to geopolitical instability and endangering our interests abroad." The U.S. military has been a major supporter in the advancement of the biofuels industry, and the Navy plans t...

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