In their search for future energy sources the procurement personnel at the Pentagon were in the process of planning for the eventual need of alternative energy sources. This research and development would greatly enhance the capability of all branches of our military into the future.
Senator James Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma, began a process that would essentially thwart these efforts and lock the Pentagon to only present sources of energy. Inhofe's two largest financial backers just happened to be scions of fossil fuels, Koch Brothers Industries and Murray Energy. Even the Pentagon is not safe from this menagerie of greed merchants.
"bought and sold for English gold
a parcel of rogues in a nation"...Burns