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September 2006


Steiner joins effort to reduce oil dependency

Washington, DC— Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) announced that Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx Corporation, and General P.X. Kelley (Ret.), former Marine Corps Commandant and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will serve as co-chairs of a major effort by business leaders and retired senior military officers in support of a comprehensive, long-term policy to reduce United States oil dependence and improve energy security.

During the coming months, SAFE will work with members of the Energy Security Leadership Council (Council) to develop a specific energy security policy proposal and work aggressively to build bipartisan support.

Members of the Council include: Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and CEO, FedEx Corp.; General P.X. Kelley, USMC (Ret.), 28th Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps (co-chair); Admiral Dennis Blair, USN (Ret.), commander-in-chief, United States Pacific Command; David A. Brandon, chairman and CEO, Domino’s Pizza, Inc.; Adam M. Goldstein, president, Royal Caribbean International; General John A. Gordon, USAF (Ret.), Homeland Security Advisor to the President; Maurice R. Greenberg, chairman and CEO, C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.; Admiral Gregory G. Johnson, USN, Commander, Naval Forces, Europe; Robert D. Hormats, vice chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Herbert D. Kelleher, executive chairman, Southwest Airlines Co.; Andrew N. Liveris, chairman, CEO and president, The Dow Chemical Company; David P. Steiner, CEO, Waste Management, Inc.; and General Charles F. Wald, USAF (Ret.), USAF, deputy commander, United States European Command.

SAFE ( is an action-oriented, nonpartisan organization which aims to reduce America’s dependence on oil, addressing business and technology, politics and advocacy, and public education and media.

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