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Senators call foul on House biofuels proposal

Montana's U. S. senators have their hackles raised over a proposal in a House appropriations bill that could impact biofuel research, development and production, including work being done at Havre's university.

Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, narrowly passed an amendment to the House military appropriations bill that would restrict the U. S. Department of Defense buying biofuel for use in branches of the military.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said in an interview Thursday that doing that would be a step backward.

"Quite honestly, lot of folks around here will say, 'Oh yeah, we're all-of-the-above...


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