Welcome Visitor
Fri, Oct 21, 2016
94 members currently online.

Skelton praises Navy-USDA planned cooperation on renewable energy
Skelton praises Navy-USDA planned cooperation on renewable energy

Congressman Ike Skelton
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 22, 2010) — House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) released the following statement praising the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Agriculture for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to reduce energy consumption derived from fossil fuels and to increase energy production from renewable resources:

“I was very pleased to learn that the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are committed to working together to help our country reduce the consumption of foreign oil and promote renewable energy alternatives. I commend Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for this important step, which will benefit both the Navy and USDA.

“I have worked in Congress to promote renewable energy, such as ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable biomass. I’ve also worked to push the Department of Defense to use renewable fuels whenever feasible. These efforts reduce our need for foreign oil and enhance national security, but also have the potential to boost economic activity in rural America, create good paying jobs, and reduce air pollution. I’m also optimistic that many of the innovations developed through this Navy-USDA partnership will help us reduce our national energy consumption and increase our use of renewable energy.”

Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) serves as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Skelton’s website is at www.house.gov/skelton.

Click here to follow the Pulaski County Daily News on Twitter
Click here to follow the Pulaski County Daily News on Facebook

Click here to comment for local opinion

Printer-friendly format

Do you know someone else who would like to see this?
Your Email:
Their Email:
(Will be included with e-mail)
Secret Code

In the box below, enter the Secret Code exactly as it appears above *


recent articles

Two vehicles totaled in separate single-vehicle weekend wrecks (1159 Views)