Unfortunately, too many have failed to recognize the importance of these investments, and their attempts to restrict the DOD’s advanced biofuels program undermine our national security and threaten to increase America’s risky dependence on foreign oil.
Recent attacks on the advanced biofuels program ignore the strong arguments made by our military leaders. Efforts to change current policy would interfere with the DOD’s aggressive efforts to develop a secure energy strategy.
We stand with our military leaders who have strongly supported investment in advanced biofuels to diversify our fuel supply and strengthen national security. Soon, the Senate will have the opportunity to take the lead by adopting its own version of the National Defense Authorization Act that will allow our military to continue its progress in developing advanced alternative fuels.
We call on our friends in the Senate to stand with our military leaders and take action to protect these advanced biofuels investments that strengthen national and economic security.
Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., represents the state’s 52nd District. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, represents the state’s 2nd District.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.