Over the last several months, Boone has had some great meetings with editorial boards across the country. And the results have been well worth the effort.
Following are some excerpts from what is being written about the Pickens Plan on the editorial pages of some of the most influential newspapers in the United States. We’re making really good progress. Click here to visit our blog, Daily Pickens, to view more in-depth coverage of what editors, elected officials and members of the… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on September 23, 2009 at 6:31pm —
We are smack dab right in the middle of August Recess. Members of Congress (MOC) are back in their districts, holding events and Town Hall meetings. This is our time to shine army! While the majority of the current Town Hall meetings are focusing on Health Care, other issues are covered as well. I would encourage you to attend your MOC Town Hall and ask them a few quick questions:
1. What is your plan to end our dependence on foreign oil?
2. If you… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on August 19, 2009 at 1:52pm —
By Matthew Philips
T. Boone Pickens is a bit ornery these days. Not that this isn't his normal disposition. The legendary oilman didn't build a net worth of $3 billion and become one of the most ruthless corporate raiders of the 1980s by being agreeable. But Pickens's recent consternation is understandably a little more intense than usual. A year after he unveiled his $10 billion bid to save America by planting wind turbines up and down the Midwest, thereby helping wean us off some… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on August 5, 2009 at 2:20pm —
Pickens Tilts for Windmills
Energy Crusader Pickens Sees Natural Gas as Transition Fuel
Washington Times – 7/20/09
By John P. Krudy
Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens is a surprising convert to alternative energy and an unlikely wind-power proselytizer, but he is ramping up his campaign to cure the nation's energy dependence in the face of skeptics who say the effort is too ambitious.
Worried by the massive transfer of wealth to foreign and often unfriendly… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on July 20, 2009 at 8:00am —
It's been a jam packed few weeks and we wanted to let you know how successful the Pickens Plan Anniversary roll out was and thank you again for your help.
Beginning last Tuesday morning at 8AM, Boone participated in media interviews, Capitol Hill events and Army meetings for 48 hours straight, including the introduction of the Senate version of the NAT GAS Act (S. 1408). In a joint press conference with Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senators Orrin Hatch and Robert Menendez, the… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on July 17, 2009 at 4:21pm —
By Daniel Whitten
July 8 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire investor T. Boone Pickens said today that he is delaying, not canceling, a $10 billion wind energy project in Texas.
The so-called Pampa project will be postponed until 2013 when Texas is expected to complete a $4.9 billion transmission line, Pickens said in Washington today. News reports yesterday that he was ending the project are wrong, he said.
"I didn't cancel it," said Pickens, 81, the… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on July 14, 2009 at 2:16pm —
Anyone who wondered about the status of the Pickens Plan or claimed it had lost steam now knows the truth: The Pickens Plan is surging ahead at double-time speed.
Over the two days celebrating the first anniversary of the Pickens Plan, Boone was interviewed by two wire services, a major business magazine, more than a dozen TV stations and four national TV networks. He met with nearly 40 Members of the U.S. House and Senate and participated in the introduction of the NAT GAS Act in… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on July 10, 2009 at 3:14pm —
Today is the one year anniversary of the release of the Pickens Plan...
Thanks to your support and Boone’s dedication, we have been able to get Congress’ attention on Energy Independence. In fact, the Dallas Morning News wrote a good recap of our first year that you should check out...and use as inspiration to redouble your efforts in the coming months to finally get America off our addiction to foreign oil.
T. Boone Pickens fueling dialogue on clean-energy… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on July 8, 2009 at 2:32pm —
Boone Pickens Gets Senate Sponsors For His Natural-Gas Legislation, Declares A New Holiday – Dallas Morning News.com – 7/8/09
By Dave Michaels
So I'll admit it's impressive that T. Boone Pickens (erstwhile crusading Republican) has made friends with so many influential Democrats in the past year. But is he powerful enough to declare a new holiday?
The latest love-fest involves a group of senators who sponsored Pickens's Nat Gas Act, which was originally… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on July 8, 2009 at 2:19pm —
We want to let you know about some media appearances Boone is making tomorrow, July 7. Following is a schedule so you can tune in:
** In the morning starting 7:00 am EDT Boone will be on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
** Later at 5:00 pm EDT he will be on Fox’s Glenn Beck show.
Boone will have additional appearances on Wednesday so look out for more information to come for national and local coverage. Please check your local listings to confirm times and stations.
Added by Ed Matricardi on July 6, 2009 at 2:50pm —
Here is a good overview of our accomplishments during the first year...let’s make the 2nd year even better!
T. Boone Pickens fueling dialogue on clean-energy efforts
Sunday, July 5, 2009
By ELIZABETH SOUDER / The Dallas Morning News
In July of last year, Dallas billionaire T. Boone Pickens began a $60 million advertising campaign and speaking tour designed to persuade Americans to stop using foreign oil.
Added by Ed Matricardi on July 6, 2009 at 9:34am —
A video reviewing the first year of the Pickens Plan has been completed and is available for you to view. It has snips of Boone talking about what he's done, where he's been, and why it is so important for America.
It also includes scenes of Army members, President Obama, former Vice President Gore and interviews with many of the leaders of the drive to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil.
You can be among the first to view the new video by clicking… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on July 1, 2009 at 6:38pm —
Boone will be on CNN’s State of The Union on Sunday at 12:40pm ET giving “The Final Word.”
You should check it out!!
Added by Ed Matricardi on June 26, 2009 at 3:56pm —
We’ve been marching together for a long time, and July 8 will mark the one-year anniversary of the Pickens Plan and the first celebration of Energy Independence Day.
Before we started you wouldn’t have found very many people who understood why natural gas is so important to our economy, our environment and our national security. Now almost everyone understands why we need to use domestic natural gas as a replacement for imported diesel and… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on June 26, 2009 at 12:49pm —
By John Gartner
Natural gas is the Rodney Dangerfield of transportation fuels. It's cheap. It's clean. But consumers don't have much of a chance to use it it because there's only model of natural gas car for sale.
Billionaire investor T. Boone Pickens has been beating the drum the loudest lately about the merits of natural gas as a clean(er) fuel that can also make the U.S. more energy independent. His argument was bolstered this week by the discovery that the U.S. may… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on June 26, 2009 at 12:18pm —
Tune in to American Chopper on TLC, Thursday, June 25, at 9/8c to watch the crew from Orange County Choppers (OCC) build the world's first natural gas-powered chopper.
Built to show America the promise of natural gas as a clean energy resource, and in conjunction with Chesapeake Energy's 20th anniversary, the talented crew from the hit TV show American Chopper partnered with the company to build a natural gas-powered bike. The episode covers the bike's production process as Paul Sr.… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on June 25, 2009 at 5:42pm —
Dallas, TX, June 18, 2009 – T. Boone Pickens offered the following statement today in response to the release of a study by the Potential Gas Committee estimating that natural gas reserves have surged by 35 percent.
“Today’s report substantiates what I’ve been saying for years: there’s plenty of natural gas in the U.S. I launched the Pickens Plan a year ago to help reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil, and using our abundant supply of natural gas as a transition fuel for… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on June 18, 2009 at 1:11pm —
Congressional recess flew by and thank you for reaching out to your Members of Congress – it’s making the difference.
Over the last few weeks, co-sponsorship of H.R. 1835, the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act (NAT GAS) has grown to almost 60. Boone was in D.C. this week and met with several Members of Congress to keep pushing the NAT GAS Act. Many of them support what we’re doing and are committed to reducing our reliance on foreign oil.
Added by Ed Matricardi on June 5, 2009 at 6:52pm —
U.S. Sent $21.6 Billion Overseas and Imported 366 Million Barrels of Oil in May 2009
Dallas – June 5, 2009 –Today energy expert T. Boone Pickens provided his sixth consecutive monthly update on the level of United States’ oil importation.
Pickens said that based on the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. imported 65 percent of its oil, or 366 million barrels, in May 2009, sending approximately $21.6 billion,… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on June 5, 2009 at 12:04pm —
U.S. Spent Nearly $500 Billion on Foreign Oil in 2008 as Economy Crumbled
Dallas – May 12, 2009 – Energy expert T. Boone Pickens today released the following statement in reaction to news that the U.S. trade deficit on oil imports widened for the first time in eight months during March, as the price of imported oil continued to climb:
“Today’s news that the trade deficit has widened, largely as a result of the increase in the price and use of foreign oil, is a strong… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on May 12, 2009 at 3:57pm —