KAJ18: Montana's U.S. Senators hope to boost jobs and reduce use of foreign fuels

BILLINGS – Montana’s U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester reintroduced legislation last week aimed at boosting Montana jobs and reducing dependence on foreign fuels.

The American Security and Freedom Fuels Act of 2011 would grant the Department of Defense the authority to contract for fuel produced in the U.S. from five years to up to 10 years.

That could boost demand for alternative fuels. It could also jump-start new investments in new energy projects.

Camelina is being grown in Montana and the Crow Tribe in southeastern Montana is working on a coal-to liquids project called the Many Stars project.

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