The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic shows the importance of ensuring that the U.S. is not dependent on other countries for oil, a nonpartisan think tank said.
Securing America’s Future Energy, or SAFE, announced an initiative Thursday called Get America Moving Again to promote the rebuilding of America’s economic competitiveness and security to ensure industrial leadership. The group advocates policies that curb energy dependence on foreign oil.
The initiative calls for a 15-point plan to support the reopening of the U.S. energy and transportation industries amid the pandemic.
SAFE is backed by members of the Energy Security Leadership Council, which is made up of current and former CEOs of Goldman Sachs, Transdev Group, FedEx, Waste Management and other U.S. military and business leaders.
Navy Adm. Dennis Blair, a member of the council, said on a call Wednesday that the U.S. needs to prepare for global trends as the shift to electric vehicles becomes more prominent,…