The vast $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, sprawling legislation aimed at improving the quality of life for Americans is also a big-time energy and climate bill.
Despite the coronavirus significantly impacting oil demand, U.S. policymakers should still press for antitrust legislation that acts as a deterrent to OPEC market manipulation.
Containing 27 sections covering topics ranging from AV safety to cybersecurity to consumer education, the passage of AV START would lead to a blizzard of regulatory proceedings over the next few years that prioritize road safety.
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The release of the Senate's autonomous vehicle bill comes on the heels of the House overwhelmingly passing AV legislation during the summer. AVs are expected to significantly reduce traffic accidents, improve fuel efficiency, and increase access to transportation for the blind, the elderly, and the disabled.
Senator Heitkamp outlines an aggressive energy policy strategy that emphasizes free trade, domestic production, and fuel diversity.