US needs help from Quad allies India, Japan and Australia to reach energy goals, says lawmaker

Amid US President Joe Biden’s push for green transport and tariffs on critical minerals from China, an American senator has urged stronger legislation to involve allies India, Japan and Australia in countering Beijing’s monopoly of battery components.

“We just know we’re short, but there’s no strategic plan of how we get there,” James Lankford, Republican of Oklahoma, told the Post on Tuesday, as he reiterated a call for the US to reduce its reliance on China for critical minerals.

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