30-Jul-2012 Source: HAI
More than 350 U.S. veterans and national security officials haveÂ signed a letterÂ calling on President Obama and members of Congress to support the Defense Departmentâ€™s efforts to invest in alternative fuels.
â€œAs a country, we must support efforts inside and outside the Department of Defense to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, deploy clean energy technology, and move our nation toward energy independence,â€ the letter says. â€œIt is vital to our national security, our economic security, and our obligation to the brave men and women who serve in missions around the world.â€
The letter comes amid a fight over amendments to Senate defense authorization legislation that limit the Defense Departmentâ€™s ability to buy biofuels.