It is with great mixed emotions that I am stepping down as Regional Leader in the Northeast. The past six months have been a heady mix - the thrill of helping a true grassroots effort grow from infancy to an organization with a voice; the pride that comes from working for a man with vision and passion; the simple enjoyment of making new friends. It has all been fun.
But now other family and business issues are demanding my attention, so it is time to hand over the keys to the… Continue
Added by Judy DePalma on February 12, 2009 at 10:05pm —
DC is starting to listen! Boone’s latest email and today’s video blog has some great news, but he still needs our help. Please tell your Senators you want them to support the Pickens Plan components of the stimulus package.
There is now a Contact Congress function on the Pickens Plan site specifically for this issue. Go here
or to the tabs at the top of this page: “Take Action”, then “Contact… Continue
Added by Judy DePalma on February 4, 2009 at 10:34pm —
T. Boone Pickens Statement on Passage of U.S. House of Representatives Version of Economic Stimulus Plan
Key Elements of Pickens Plan Included in Legislation
Dallas, TX, January 28, 2009 – T. Boone Pickens offered the following comment today on the passage of the U.S. House of Representatives version of the economic stimulus plan and the progress made on energy policy and investment:
“Many of the components of the economic stimulus plan passed by the House of… Continue
Added by Judy DePalma on January 29, 2009 at 7:43am —
Boone is going to have a regular column on The Huffington Post
. His first one is up and you can view it here
. It's already invited some interesting comments (scroll way down on the page). I encourage all to to participate.
Added by Judy DePalma on January 28, 2009 at 3:24pm —
Boone and the Pickens Plan need your help! As you saw from Boone's email last Friday, the stimulus package will be voted on tomorrow in the House, and it includes wind energy elements that are in line with the Pickens Plan.
We need you to make ONE PHONE CALL today to your Congressperson and Senator. To find the phone number of your Member of Congress, go to the House of Representatives
website and the… Continue
Added by Judy DePalma on January 27, 2009 at 12:10pm —
We've posted on the Pickens Plan website the entire video of the policy briefing for Hill staffers that Boone did with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. It's long, but interesting and provides good background for anyone who is reaching out to Members of Congress. I encourage you to make some time to watch it here
Added by Judy DePalma on January 26, 2009 at 9:15am —
from Stanford University discusses cost effectiveness of wind technology vs. coal. An interesting read.
Added by Judy DePalma on January 17, 2009 at 4:41pm —
Here are two more opportunities to let the Obama-Biden team know what's important to us. Go to here
and vote "up".
Added by Judy DePalma on January 17, 2009 at 11:52am —
The NJ-04 meeting that was planned for tomorrow at the Starbucks has been postponed. Please watch this space and the NJ-04 Group page for a new date.
Added by Judy DePalma on January 6, 2009 at 2:00pm —
We will be webcasting Boone's Town Hall meeting at Rice University today at 4:00pm CT / 5:00pm ET.
To view the webcast go here
And for more information about the event, go here.
Added by Judy DePalma on January 6, 2009 at 7:55am —
Check out Boone's new TV ad here
Added by Judy DePalma on January 6, 2009 at 7:48am —
Here’s another way to get the Pickens Plan in front of the new administration.
Go to the Obama-Biden Transition Team website
and ask what energy plan the Obama administration plans to propose during the first 100 days. And check out the questions already posted (search "Pickens").
Let's let them know we're out here and want the PICKENS PLAN to be part of the THEIR plan.
Added by Judy DePalma on January 3, 2009 at 11:39am —
Added by Judy DePalma on January 3, 2009 at 11:21am —
The quintessential Texas wildcatter is convinced that he’s got the answer for our nation’s energy crisis: Can his plan really work, or is he blowing a lot of hot air?
By Skip Hollandsworth
It’s a sultry afternoon in Dallas, Texas, and T. Boone Pickens, the legendary oil wildcatter, is sitting in his boardroom, staring at a television screen, watching a cable news commentator tell his… Continue
Added by Judy DePalma on January 3, 2009 at 11:11am —
James Mastronardi of NYC recently had the opportunity to meet Boone and sent in this great report:
"Recently I was invited to Dallas by a family friend for a reception for Mr. Pickens celebrating the release of his newest book, “The First Billion is the Hardest.” To say the least, I was elated to be included in such a special event.
Upon Mr. Pickens’ arrival at the party I was able to meet Boone, his wife Madeleine, and some of the key players working for the Pickens Plan.… Continue
Added by Judy DePalma on December 9, 2008 at 7:46am —
GreenMetroWest in Massachusetts sent us this link from the Boston Globe:
US backing of wind farm could come this week
By Bina Venkataraman, Globe Correspondent | December 2, 2008
The Bush administration is expected to issue as early as Friday a favorable final environmental review of the nation's first offshore wind farm project, clearing the way for Cape Wind to obtain a federal lease to erect 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound.
Nicholas Pardi, a… Continue
Added by Judy DePalma on December 2, 2008 at 2:32pm —
Wal-Mart has announced its first substantial purchase of wind energy in the U.S. The wind power will supply up to 15 percent of the retailer’s total energy load in approximately 360 Texas stores and other facilities. Check out the full story here
Added by Judy DePalma on November 23, 2008 at 10:34am —
Our voices are being heard in our home towns! Below is the list of mayors in the Northeast region who have signed the Pledge. If your mayor is listed please send him/her a note of thanks. If you mayor isn't listed, then we still have work to do.
for the list of all 168 mayors across the country.
Paul Formica, Mayor, East Lyme
Peter Tesei, Mayor, Greenwich
Added by Judy DePalma on November 23, 2008 at 10:09am —
You've probably seen that some items on PickensPlan.com refer you to "Digg". It's another cool network where you can discover and share content from anywhere on the web. If you have a Digg account you can "Digg" what you like and share it with friends. Check it out here
And here's something from the the Pickens Plan worth Digging:…
Added by Judy DePalma on November 23, 2008 at 9:46am —
Boone's one of Time's 25 finalists for Person of the Year. Let's do all we can to get him the recognition he deserves for raising the entire country's awareness for the need for energy independence. It's easy to do. Go the the website here
, push the rating to "10" and "submit".…
Added by Judy DePalma on November 19, 2008 at 10:09am —