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Hagel backs Pentagon's biofuels program, ban on dirtier fuels

Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel has come out carefully in support of the military's efforts to turn to advanced biofuels -- efforts that have drawn sharp criticism from Hagel's fellow Republicans, who say they are a waste of limited defense dollars -- as well as a controversial ban on the government purchase of carbon-intensive alternative fuels.

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