Washington Senators Patty Murray (D) and Maria Cantwell (D) and Representatives Norm Dicks (D), Rick Larsen (D), and Adam Smith (D) stood along the chief of naval operations August 7 to proclaim their support for the Navy’s biofuel initiatives. The legislators portrayed the Navy’s efforts as imperative for reducing the military’s dependence on foreign oil, protecting it from oil price spikes, increasing national security, reducing greenhouse gases, and generating jobs.