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Although the military’s operations are largely exempt from environmental laws and regulations when those laws conflict with its national security mission, the military has important incentives to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and combat climate change. If nurtured properly, the military’s extensive undertaking to improve its sustainable energy use and reduce demand for fossil-fuel-derived energy has the potential to become one important tool in the environmental regulatory toolkit.
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Military-Environmental Complex, energy policy, environmental laws
Light, Sarah E., "The Military-Environmental Complex" (2013). Wharton Public Policy Initiative Issue Briefs. 23.