The chairman and CEO of FedEx has joined other executives in
calling on Congress to pass measures making the U.S. less dependent on foreign
According to the New York Times, FedEx's Frederick
Smith recently urged lawmakers to set stronger fuel economy standards for both
cars and trucks.
Smith also called for more domestic oil drilling and a
bigger push to develop alternative fuels.
Smith is part of a group called the Energy Security
Leadership Council that includes former high-level military officers and
executives from companies like Dow Chemical and Southwest Airlines.