The U.S. Navy is gearing up to show off its Great Green Fleet at this summer's biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) fleet exercises. The collection of 48 ships and more than 200 aircraft will operate on 50/50 blends of conventional fossil fuel and various biofuels that have been under development.So we're trying to reduce our dependence on oil AND reduce pollution simultaneously, who could possibly resist?
...you know where this is going:
Several House Republicans are trying to shoot it down. To them, it costs more than conventional fuel, end of story. But the story doesn't end there. Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), who chairs a House Armed Services subcommittee, said that rather than spending defense dollars on developing alternative fuels production and developing its market capability, the navy should be focused on building more ships and planesYes, build ships we don't really need to keep fighting wars we don't really need to fight.
Reason number infinity why Republicans should not be allowed to rule.