Pentagon Faces Ethanol Requirement To Help Limit U.S. Need For Foreign Oil

May 27, 2005
The Defense Department is facing growing pressure from Congress and others to help limit U.S. dependence on foreign oil, with lawmakers including language in the defense authorization bill to increase the military's use of renewable fuels. Environmentalists support the effort saying it will help them make the case for increased energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, a scientific group is urging DOD to consider fuel costs in future weapons procurement contracts -- a move the...

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