Panetta Presses Senate To Allow DOD Energy Investments

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 9:18 PM EDT) -- Legislative tinkering with the military's strategic investments, including proposals to block the U.S. Department of Defense from investing in greener fuels, will weaken America's defenses, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told senators Wednesday.

Both the U.S. House of Representatives and a key Senate committee have legislatively blocked the Pentagon from purchasing greener fuels for military vehicles, disrupting a planned military investment in biofuel that had the potential to jump-start the industry. At a Wednesday hearing before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on defense, Panetta said that such...
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