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Military Opposes GOP on Dirty Fuel Rule

July 13th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

By a defunding measure in the Defense Appropriations bill, our new Tea Party/GOP House has just repealed a provision in the 2007 energy bill that says federal agencies may not substitute alternative fuels that are worse for our environment than petroleum - and yes, there are worse ones: some fuels made from coal, for example, can actually emit twice the greenhouse gases of petroleum. The requirement, Section 526, was a response to Senator Inhofe's amendment qualifying coal fuel as an "alternative fuel" back then



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