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Local Residents invited to Energy Discussion

October 13, 2011

10/14/11 A local group is encouraging citizens to come out and discuss clean energy and America’s security.

On Saturday, October 15, the Economic Development Corporations of Marshall and Fulton Counties will host veterans group Operation Free at a community meeting to discuss how clean energy in Indiana strengthens American security.  Expert panelists will discuss how the military is leading the way on clean energy innovations, and what Americans can do to pitch in.
The open meeting for county residents on Saturday will be held at the Argos Municipal building. The featured speaker for the meeting will be Major General George Buskirk (retired) who was Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard from 2001 to 2004, capping off an Army career that began in 1978.  At the Forum, the General will be speaking about the strategic implications of our nation’s over-reliance on oil and climate change.  He will also be highlighting how the Department of Defense is leading the way in clean energy.

Other speakers for the event include: US Army veteran Lincoln Capstick, US Navy veteran Dan Martin,  Jennifer Laurent, Executive Director, Marshall Economic Development Corporation and Terry Lee, Executive Director, Fulton Economic Development Corp.

Operation Free supports the investment in wind, solar and biofuel technologies. All residents of Marshall and Fulton counties are invited to join the conversation on the topic. The event is being hosted by the Economic Development Corporations of Marshall and Fulton Counties.
You can learn more about Operation Free at

The Department of Defense, the CIA, and the State Department recognize the importance of reliable, clean energy security and have all adopted ambitious policies to pursue clean energy initiatives.  Learn more about the Operation Free campaign at  Operation Free is an advocacy campaign of the Truman National Security Project.

Rusty Nixon Correspondent

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