25 May '12, 5pm

So much for energy security and patriotism: The Senate votes against the military's pursuit of biofuels

So much for energy security and patriotism: The Senate votes against the military's pursuit of biofuels

They’re undermining us again ? Earlier this week, I wrote about the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee voting through a provision that would kill the U.S. military’s ambitious biofuels program. Last night, the Senate Armed Services Committee did the same , and worse. It voted not only to block purchase of any fuel more expensive than fossil fuels, but to “prohibit the construction of a biofuels refinery or any other facility or infrastructure used to refine biofuels unless the requirement is specifically authorized by law.” Congress micromanaging military energy strategy: What could go wrong? “But David,” you’re saying, “Democrats have a majority in the Senate. The committee has 14 Democrats and only 12 Republicans. How could this happen?” Jim Webb (D-Va.) Check out the list of Dems on the committee . It’s a Who’s Who of cravens, warmongers, and preening faux ce...

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