Letter: Using biofuels strengthens military
The Department of Defense should be applauded for diversifying its fuel mix, yet some elected officials, including Sen. Kelly Ayotte, are trying to block further progress in this arena. As a combat veteran, I stand with the Defense Department in strongly supporting efforts to invest in domestic alternative fuels.
Current defense programs that encourage the development of clean energy technologies, such as advanced biofuels, allow the military to continue its leadership in innovation.
Not only do these efforts strengthen national security by decreasing our reliance on foreign oil, they help save money by protecting the military’s budget from dangerous oil price shocks. I’m deeply disappointed with Ayotte’s position. I hope she’ll reconsider and support these important programs that protect our national security.
Rep. STEPHEN SHURTLEFF