Monday, November 3, 2008

The Pickens Plan

One of my goals for this blog is to consider the means by which the citizens of these United States can kick their addiction to foreign oil. Well, in case you have not heard, there is a southern gentleman by the name of T. Boone Pickens who has a plan.

Pickens is a self made billionaire who made his fortune in oil, of all things, but now is on a crusade to free us from it's bondage. T. Boone has a well thought out plan and is spending a great deal of his own wealth in proving its merits and promoting it nationwide. He has aired commercials, been on talk shows and even been featured on 60 Minutes as he campaigns for his cause.

Here are some of his plan's highlights:

- 700 billion dollars a year leaves the US to pay for foreign oil.
- The US has an abundance of natural gas that could be used to power our automobiles. (only one production vehicle is available today, the Honda Civic GX).
- The middle of our nation is a "natural" wind corridor that would be perfect for windmill generated power.
- Solar power needs to be expanded in in the Southwest.

I couldn't agree more. This man is an inspiration for us all and obviously willing to put his money where his mouth is. Have a look at his website and then sign on if you agree!

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