Washington, D.C. – In response to the legislative agreement forged between Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), SAFE Founder and CEO Robbie Diamond issued the following statement:
“The comprehensive minerals to markets approach for EVs taken in the Schumer-Manchin bill answer the American peoples’ calling for a solution that will end oil dependence that continues to ravage our economy and threaten our national security, while ensuring that we do not become dependent on China. It prioritizes market incentives that will accelerate the EV market so the U.S. can compete globally while premising many of those incentives on domestic and allied production of critical minerals and battery components essential to EVs and our national defense. It makes sure we do not go from the Saudi and Russian oil dependent frying pan into the Beijing battery fire. SAFE was happy to play a role, looks forward to reviewing all the provisions in detail, and praises the progress and foresight thus far.”
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SAFE enhances the nation’s energy security and supports our economic resurgence and resiliency, by advancing transformative transportation and mobility technologies and ensuring that the United States secures key aspects of the technology supply chain to achieve and maintain our strategic advantage.
In partnership with the Electrification Coalition, SAFE’s sister organization, we work with consumers, businesses, and policymakers, to launch award-winning “real-world” programs and enable the needed polices to accelerate transportation electrification around the country to reduce our Nation’s dependence on oil.