Florida Gov. Ron Descentis blasted President Joe Biden and his administration on Sunday after reports that the White House was preparing an executive order to use the Defense Production Act to “increase the productivity of electric vehicle manufacturers in particular.”
In a tweeted statement, the GOP governor noted that Biden “begged the dictators for oil” before addressing the possible use of the law in the interests of building more electric vehicles.
“After begging for oil from dictators, Biden is now using emergency combat capabilities to create 1% batteries for electric vehicles. Most Americans who suffer from high gas prices do not have the luxury of spending $ 50k + on electric cars. Unleash American power today! DeSantis wrote.
After begging for oil from dictators, Biden is now using emergency combat capabilities to make batteries for 1% of electric vehicles.
Most Americans who suffer from high gas prices do not have the luxury of spending $ 50k + on electric cars.
American power released today!
– Ron Descentis (ovGovRonDeSantis) March 27, 2022
“The DPA authorizes the President to compel the private sector to work with the government to provide the necessary components for national defense,” said Jun Ree, director of Yale University’s Master of Management Studies in Systemic Risk and senior editor at Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS) and ID. , A former YPFS research associate, talks about the Defense Production Act.
The Military Times added: “The Defense Production Act of 1950 was passed by President Harry S. Truman signed at the time amid concerns about supplies and equipment. [the Korean War]”
Regarding Descent’s “begging for oil,” CNN reported earlier this month that officials from the Biden administration had traveled to Venezuela “to discuss allowing the country to sell its oil in the international market, to help replace Russian energy,” he added. An impending nuclear deal could bring a significant amount of Iranian oil back to market. “
On Thursday, The Intercept noted: “The Biden administration is drafting an executive order calling for the Defense Production Act to address the shortage of key minerals needed for technology to save clean energy. This law … will strengthen the productivity of electric vehicle manufacturers in particular. “
Reported by Daily Wire:
The report follows a number of hard-left Democrat senators, including Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, Corey Booker of New Jersey, and Jeff Markle of Oregon, who wrote a letter to Biden on Wednesday requesting him. Use the Defense Production Act to “support and increase production capacity and supply chain protection for technologies that reduce fossil fuel demand and fuel consumption, such as electric heat pumps, efficient electrical equipment, renewable energy generation and storage, and other clean technologies.”
Using the Russian invasion of Ukraine as an excuse for their request, the senators wrote, “We urge you to examine all possible routes to support and deploy clean energy and energy-efficient electrical technology as part of our near-term domestic and international response.” Russia’s war against Ukraine is an economic catastrophe. “
“The draft order also plays a role in domestic priorities. Last week, Granhome and Sen. Joe Manchin also announced a lithium battery supply chain program in West Virginia that would support mineral production and processing, ”The Intercept added, adding that Manchin represents the state.
“While I am concerned about our dependence on China and other foreign countries for key parts of the lithium-ion battery supply chain, hiring our strong and capable workforce to manufacture batteries internally is an important step towards reducing our dependence on other countries and we must ensure . Our forces are capable of maintaining security, “Manchin said in a statement.
“I look forward to seeing this initiative grow, and we will continue to work together to ensure that we can keep the rest of the battery supply chain afloat.”
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