27 Jul '11, 6pm

Conservatives try to force military to accept dirty fuels it doesn’t want

Conservatives try to force military to accept dirty fuels it doesn’t want

Photo: salute As you may have noticed, I don't write as much about federal politics as I used to. Right now in federal politics there's plenty of news, but almost no interesting ideas or policy disputes. Today's House Republicans are purely nihilistic; they're trying to tear everything down. Look at this list of Republican environmental amendments. Or this one . They're just going after anything the other team has done to disturb the status quo. Some Democrats are trying, fecklessly and fitfully as usual, to hold some things together. It's a battle with immense stakes, but on the level of ideas it's just not that interesting. (In fact it's depressing as all hell; I don't envy political reporters these days.) One recent bit of Republican brazenness deserves to be called out, though. The military has said that it does not want to consider high-carbon fuels among its future o...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/energy-policy/2011-07-27-conservativ...

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