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dc.contributor.advisorMackin, Thomas
dc.contributor.advisorFernandez, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorCowden, Daniel R.
dc.dateSep-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-20T23:35:59Z
dc.date.available2013-11-20T23:35:59Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/37605
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractSince the 1970s, every American president and many Congressional leaders have called for national energy independence as a top policy priority. Among many reasons the United States (U.S.) has been unable to deliver on this goal over four decades are certain environmental policies that may tend to inhibit efficiency in fuel consumption of vehicles. This study examines the unintended consequences of certain environmental policies for American homeland security. The analyses suggest that some environmental policies may have a deleterious effect on the ability of the United States to achieve a level of energy efficiency in the transportation sector that could contribute to achieving national energy security. This study suggests ways to achieve a level of sustainable energy security by reducing consumption in the most important petroleum consuming sector, that of automobile transportation. Some U.S. oil dollars may be directly supporting terrorist organizations or, at a minimum, go toward supporting the spread of radical Islamic Salafism that is inimical to U.S. and Western interests. This inquiry examines evidence to show that Americas continuing dependence on other foreign oil, especially oil from the Middle East, is perilous to homeland security and compels limits to U.S. freedom of action in foreign affairs.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/policyinconflict1094537605
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titlePolicy in conflict: the struggle between environmental policy and homeland security goalsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorPolicy Conflictsen_US
dc.subject.authorEnvironmental Policy vs. Homeland Security Goalsen_US
dc.subject.authorEnergy Securityen_US
dc.subject.authorPetrodollars Supporting Islamic Radicalization and Terrorismen_US
dc.description.serviceRegional Security Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior_Bureau of Reclamation, Boulder City, NVen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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