Because of this organization, I have become current on our country's energy policies. Unfortunately, as a result of becoming current, I think many of these policies are flawed and economically problematic to the country. It's good to be part of a group that tries to get these flaws fixed.
Now we are facing another major conflict to eradicate the ISIS who is succeeding in their efforts to take over the oil fields in Iraq and next it will be the rest of the oil producing countries around the Arabian peninsula Saudi Arabia. We have to become more energy independent...
I speak to veterans every day who can't understand why the government continues to spend billions importing oil when we can produce it ourselves.
By Maj. General Doug Bunger, USAF (ret.): "Having served for 31 years in the finance and logistics related specialties in the United States Air Force, I have always been concerned about sources and accessibility of energy for our defense forces... We need a clear and smart energy policy that is fully integrated with our national defense policy. We currently do not have one."
V4E Volunteer, Maj. Gen. Bill Hodgkins: "While most out-of-work people simply want the opportunity for a job, Washington seems to have turned a deaf ear to those pleas."
By Florida Vets4Energy Chairmen, Gen. Bill Hodgkins (ret.) "What may be lost in the story is how approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline project would be a major boost to the U.S. economy, not only because of increased supply of oil, but also because of the tens of thousands of new jobs it will create."
President Obama's State of the Union address was nearly 7,000 words long. He talked a lot, in general terms, about getting people back to work and devoted almost 500 words to the subject of energy, but not once did he mention the Keystone XL pipeline.
President Obama's State of the Union address was nearly 7,000 words long. He talked a lot...about getting people back to work and...the subject of energy, but not once did he mention the Keystone XL pipeline. (Author: Rear Admiral, William Schachte, USN (Ret.) - Vets4Energy volunteer.)
Environmentalists have drawn a line in the sand on the Keystone XL pipeline. It's the wrong line in the wrong sand, far away from any realistic assessment of the merits - as yet another government analysis has confirmed. It's past time for President Obama to set aside politics and resolve this bizarre distraction of an issue.
The EPA's recent proposal to moderate the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) rollout may have been denounced by the "left-of-center veterans group" called VoteVets.org but we can assure you it has the full support of Vets4Energy.