Making Energy Security a National Goal

Making Energy Security a National Goal

New Blog Post by CEO David Steiner

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 6:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Waste Management Thinking Green Blog


In this two-part blog series, we explore the efforts Waste Management and others are taking to make energy security a national goal.

For seven years, I have served as a member of the Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC) of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to reduce America’s dependence on oil in order to improve our national and economic security.
Waste Management has one of the largest fleets of trucks in the US.  While we are working to lower our fuel costs and minimize truck emissions, we remain a major consumer of fuel from oil.  Consequently, we’ve thought it important to be engaged with ESLC and SAFE’s public policy goal.  We’ve also thought it important that we work with others to improve fuel economy for heavy duty trucks, which President Obama recently announced
So earlier this week, I was very pleased to read an opinion editorial in the New York Times, “Tempering Oil Dependence,” by my fellow ESLC member Admiral Dennis Blair, former Director of National Intelligence, and General Michael Hagee, 33rdCommandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.  Admiral Blair and General Hagee, co-chairs of SAFE’s newly established Commission on Energy and Geopolitics, challenge the country to set a national objective of reducing the role of oil in the transportation sector from 93 percent to 50 percent within the next 25 years.