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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

T. Boone Pickens has a Plan

Unlike most of our political leaders, billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens has a forward looking plan for energy independence. He gave a very detailed overview of his ideas on CNBC's morning show yesterday and appeared on various talk shows throughout the day giving an outline. Additionally, he has a commercial playing on TV briefly explaining his ideas. Here is a link to an op-ed piece he wrote for the Wall Street Journal titled "My Plan to Escape the Grip of Foreign Oil." This is no cheap, quick and easy fix. It will require changes in infrastructure and that will require cooperation between government and the private sector. More difficult than that is it will require politicians to look out further than their next election. Read the whole article and share it with others. While I am a strong advocate of greater oil exploration and more domestic drilling (off coasts and in ANWR), I also realize that is not a solution by itself.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Brian said...

Wow, might it also call for leadership in government; yet as we searched none could be found.

July 9, 2008 at 11:55 AM

 
Blogger Brian said...

Bill:

There are a number of good videos on You Tube with T. Boone Pickens plan. Worth a look.

July 9, 2008 at 12:13 PM

 
Blogger LargeBill said...

Thanks, I'll check them out. His presentation on this is outstanding. Detailed enough to prove his superior grasp of the subject matter yet understandable by laymen.

July 9, 2008 at 1:29 PM

 

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