13 Jul '11, 8pm

Military Opposes GOP on Dirty Fuel Rule

Military Opposes GOP on Dirty Fuel Rule

By a defunding measure in the Defense Appropriations bill, our new Tea Party/GOP House has just repealed a provision in the 2007 energy bill that says federal agencies may not substitute alternative fuels that are worse for our environment than petroleum – and yes, there are worse ones: some fuels made from coal, for example, can actually emit twice the greenhouse gases of petroleum . The requirement, Section 526, was a response to Senator Inhofe’s amendment qualifying coal fuel as an “alternative fuel” back then. However, Executive Order 13514 that President Obama signed into law in 2009 before the House changed hands – requires that all federal agencies cut their greenhouse gases by 28% by 2020, and that requires that they find cleaner alternative fuels. And no federal agency uses more fuel than the military. That greenhouse gas reduction Executive Order is why the army ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/07/13/military-opposes-gop-...

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