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Bob Endlich: Do Biofuels Make the American Military Weaker?

May 15, 2017

Do Biofuels Make the American Military Weaker?

The short answer is yes. In this edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Bob Endlich, a former member of the United States Air Force who had an extensive career as a meteorologist for the military, and Isaac Orr discuss why using biofuels for military operations makes the United States military weaker.

Former President Obama's mandate to use biofuels in the armed forces dramatically increased costs, reduced efficiency, and jeopardized the health of our troops serving abroad. For example, jet fuel derived from biofuels cost between eight and twenty times more than convention jet fuel, leaving less money available for protective equipment. 

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Isaac Orr is a research fellow for energy and environment policy at The Heartland Institute. Orr is a speaker, researcher, and writer specializing in hydraulic fracturing, frac sand mining, agricultural, and environmental policy issues.
iorr@heartland.org