Check out what Lt. General Norman Seip wrote Sunday in the Arizona Daily Star.
“Clean energy is more than a bright spot in Arizona’s economy; it’s also increasingly central to our national security.
While keeping an eye on the fuel gauge of my jet while flying missions over Iraq, I had plenty of time to think about America’s fuel gauge, too. As the final assignment of my military career, I had the honor of serving as commander of the 12th Air Force at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Every day, we send $1 billion overseas for oil. Our military and security leaders, myself included, recognize that America’s oil addiction funds terrorists and chains us to nations that do not share our interests. Not only will secure, clean and domestic energy create jobs for Arizonans – including our veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan – it will also strengthen America’s security.”