Biofuels

Senate Strikes Effort to Restrict Military Biofuel Spending

Just shovel the money directly into the tank

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The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to strike restrictions in its annual defense policy bill that would have severely limited the military's effort to develop biofuels for jets and warplanes.

The Senate voted 62-37 to remove language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would have barred the military from buying the controversial alternative fuels if they cost more than petroleum.

The Senate is expected to vote on the NDAA in coming days. After that, it must be reconciled with the version passed by the House of Representatives, which contains limits on biofuels, before going to President Barack Obama for his signature.