Ruiz Statement on GM Investment in Renewable Energy Development at the Salton Sea

July 2, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement on General Motors’ investment in lithium energy and power development at the Salton Sea:

"General Motors’ investment in renewable energy development at the Salton Sea presents an incredible opportunity for clean energy job creation in our Desert," said Dr. Ruiz. "With the lithium deposit at the Sea, our region can become a global leader in manufacturing for the batteries that will power our clean-energy future. I have long advocated for the renewable energy potential at the Sea, and I look forward to working with GM to develop a supply chain that prioritizes sustainability, public and environmental health, and local job growth."