to demonstrate our seriousness and resolve, this effort must be funded at a level proportionate with other priorities for our nation's defense
But then it suggests just a pitiful $1 billion over 5 years for alternative fuels... Sounds like this letter went through a committee!
Anyway, it's certainly encouraging to see high-profile people sign on to something like this. If they would just work with realistic numbers for the R&D investment needed though, that would help a lot.