In Washington, the Operation Free campaign today released a new television advertisement entitled “Trust,” which asks why some in Congress aren’t listening to our military leaders who say that advanced biofuels make our forces more effective and energy-independent.
In the ad, Marine Corps veteran Chris Marzoni, who served in Fallujah, Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, says advanced biofuels promise to provide our military a source of fuel besides petroleum, which ties us to a volatile world market and hinders mission readiness.
The first version of the ad to run targets Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), who recklessly voted to halt the Navy’s biofuels programs despite their promise to reduce the military’s dependence on petroleum-based fuels. In the ad, Marzoni asks why Senator Portman doesn’t trust our military leaders when it comes to keeping America safe. The ad is part of a significant buy which will also run in Arizona, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.