Too Good to be True???
Mattea Kramer, of the National Priorities Project and Miriam Pemberton, from the Institute for Policy Studies recently penned an excellent article explaining how defense industry infrastructure could be “civilianized” and converted to “green” projects.
Here, with an excellent intro by Nick Turse at TomDispatch.com, is the article. Please share, clip and save.
And oh, by the way…the article contains a local (Oregon) hook:
Oregon Iron Works has similarly built its expertise by fulfilling contracts for the U.S. military. Now, it’s diversifying into renewable energy, noting proudly that its “history of innovation in the marine industry gives [it] the ability to produce high-quality, cost effective Wave and Tidal energy devices.”
For more information, please see National Priorities Project, “A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget.”