For a military forces, a steady reliable supply of fuel is critical to success. Given that, the U.S. Air Force has been investigating the idea of putting a coal-to-liquid facility at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. Coal is readily available in the continental U.S. and being able to economically produce synthetic liquid fuel would be highly beneficial to the military.
Democratic governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana told the Washington press corp that the states are taking the lead in finding solutions to global warming and the nation's energy problems. Backing up his statement is a $1.3 billion coal-to-liquid-fuel facility that will be built in central Montana. He sees the plant as a source of new jobs and reducing dependence on foreign oil. He promised that CO2 emitted by the process will be trapped and pumped back into the earth. While noting he had to phon