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U.S. Congressional Representative asked General Petraeus about carbon emissions reduction in the war on terror- Fiction!

U.S. Congressional Representative asked General Petraeus about carbon emissions reduction in the war on terror- Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a forwarded email that says U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona asked US Army General David Petraeus what he was doing to reduce carbon emissions in the war on terror.

The Truth:

There was a House Armed Services Committee hearing that was held in Washington D.C. on June 16, 2010 and according to the official video transcript U.S. Congressional Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona asked General David Petraeus about the utilization of renewable energy technology in U.S. bases in Afghanistan.  The Congresswoman did not inquire about carbon emission reduction but asked the Commander of U.S. Central Command in Afghanistan about the implementation of hydro and solar energy systems to reduce our nation’s need for fuel.

Congresswoman Giffords’ question appears shortly after 2:58:00 in the House Armed Services Committee archived video on the official House Armed Services Committee web site.  Click for video transcript.

updated 07/29/10