Responsible Battery Coalition Statement on Senate Bipartisan Physical Infrastructure Deal

July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) today released the following statement on the White House and United States Senate’s announcement of a bipartisan agreement on a physical infrastructure package. The legislative deal includes over $15 billion in funding for electric vehicles and buses, EV infrastructure, and charging stations."As President Biden and Congress work together to modernize our nation’s infrastructure by incentivizing the greater use of battery-powered electric vehicles, the Responsible Battery Coalition urges our leaders to consider the entire life-cycle of vehicle batteries, from material exploration and extraction through design, manufacturing and sustainable battery recycling programs, that will help safeguard our critical automobile supply chains and the environment.”— Steve Christensen, Executive Director of the Responsible Battery Coalition

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About the Responsible Battery CoalitionThe RBC is a coalition of companies, academics, and organizations committed to the responsible management of the batteries of today and tomorrow. RBC was created in April 2017 to advance the responsible production, transport, sale, use, reuse, recycling and resource recovery of transportation, industrial and stationary batteries and other energy storage devices. RBC members include: Advance Auto PartsAutoZoneClariosClub CarEnvironmental RestorationFedExFord Motor CompanyHonda Motor CompanyLafargeHolcimLi-CycleO’Reilly Auto PartsRenova EnergyTerracycleWalmart For more information: