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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 13B tagon going green to fight climate change The Pentagon is acknowl- provide one gallon of gas to Chiefs of Staff are making killed defending those fuel alternative power in the next our troops, plans to "green the military," convoys, few years -- enough to power edging that climate change is ::: iii!iiiiiiii iii!i i First acknowledging this in installing alternative sources "Its (the Pentagon's) budget 750,000 homes: a national security issue. For those who question the exis- 2010 in its Quadrennial De- of energy on bases -- solar for clean energy has tripled It's not much of a stretch to tence of climate change, the i ................... fense Review, the Defense De- and wind technology, in the last four years to $1.2 understand that if the Penta. fact the Pentagon takes it st- partment wrote: "(ClimatePanetta sees the long-term billion," according to the Pew gon sees climate change and riously should be worthy of ....... Change) may act as an accel- investment of alternativeProject on National Security, dependence upon foreign oil consideration. COMMUNITY GREEN erant of instability or con- sources as critical to our na- Energy, and Climate. It states as a national security issue, According to Brig. Gen. flict, placing a burden to re- tional security mission, that the army is working to- we should be paying atten- Steven Anderson, the mill- PAMI:LA NO@. spond on civilian institutions The military understands ward a Net Zero Initiative on tion to its lead. Pentagon offi- tary sees the two main and militaries around thethere is a direct relation- 17 bases, using only as much cials are following the sci- threats to our national and demands on the military for world." (Yes! Summer 2012) ship between energy con- water and energy as it canence and the facts of the cli- international security as cli- humanitarian and military "America sends over $1 bil- sumed and effectiveness, produce onsite by 2020. mate and energy state of the mate change and dependence intervention, lion per day overseas for oil," The more energy the mili-In addition to wind and so- world. on foreign oil. Our waning oil supplies the generals and admiralstary consumes the less ef- lar, the military is investing Many communities around Climate change will raise make us more dependent up- wrote. "Our voracious de-fective it is, because it is in bio-fuels, electric vehicles, the world are developing En- the sea level, causing flood- on foreign off. As much of mand for this single source of more vulnerable, and hybrid land and sea craft, ergy Descent plans, or "Plan ing of 10w-lying land masses, this oil comes from the pow- fuel ensures high oil prices in The military transported Recognizing that reliance B," to mitigate the effects It will disrupt life with cata- der keg of the Middle East, a global market, draining our millions of gallons across on a single source of fuel is that this reality will have on strophic weather events, dis- supplies could be disrupted economy and enabling our Iraq to power vehicles and dangerous, Senator Bernie our domestic life as well. placing millions of people, at any moment. Estimatesenemies. Every time the compressors to air condition Sanders recently said, "The In addition, there are folks wiping out food supplies. .are that a gallon of gas sup- price of a barrel of crude oil tents. Department of Defense is the in the Quincy area who are Displaced folks become plied to a military mission goes up five dollars, Iran One casualty occurred largest consumer of energy in mulling over a plan for our breeding grounds for disease overseas costs the American makes an additional $7.9 bil- every other day as a result of America." As a result, thearea that can be put in place and open to terrorist influ- taxpayer $100 a gallon, as it lion annually." these convoys. More than Department of Defense plans when this challenge also be- ence. This will increase the takes seven gallons of gas to Leon Panetta and the Joint 1,000 Americans have beento develop 3 gigawatts of comes our reality. il The Pacific Crest Trail As- representative in 2008," training course with PCTA sociation (PCTA) recognized Kooyman said. "From the be- staff and volunteers. Mt. Hough District Ranger ginning, Mike has supported "PCTA is lucky to have Mike Donald and Mt. Hough and embraced the partner- such an energized and sup- District public employees ship withPCTA." portive partner with Mike with the Agency Partner Em- Kooyman noted that in and his staff," Kooyman said. ployee Award for their "ex- spring 2009; Donald spent an "The stretch of PCT on the traordinary efforts to pre- entire day working in the Mt. Hough District of the serve, protect and promote field "getting in the dirt" Plumas National Forest is a the Pacific Crest Trail with PCTA volunteers, remarkable stretch of trail, (PCT)." During 2011 and early 2012, especially as it travels Donald accepted the award Donald devoted a consider-through the Bucks Lake at a ceremony at the group's able amount of time in work- Wilderness and the PCT Trail Fest at Big Bear Lake ing with PCTA, volunteers,slices through the transition last month. Justin Kooyman, and embracing PCTA as a between the Sierra Nevada to PCTA's northern Sierra re- full partner in the mainte- the Cascade Range. PCTA is gional representative pre- nance and management of fortunate to have the right sented the award, the trail, partner who values the trail "Mike Donald became the Kooyman cited the Bucks and what it represents in this Mt. Hough district ranger at Project as a good example spectacular area. I look for- approximately the same time of Donald's work. He poirit- ward to many more years of I began my role as PCTA's ed out Donald also spent partnership with Mike and northern Sierra regional two days in a chainsaw his staff." /! !~ii~ :ii~? i!! Justin Kooyman, northern Sierra regional representative for the Pacific Crest 'Trail Association, presents the Agency Partner Employee Award to Mt. Hough District Ranger Mike Donald at the group's Trail Fest award ceremony. 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