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  • 40 Years in the Energy Desert

    01/16/2014 8:50:52 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 16, 2014 | T. Boone Pickens
    When we were children we learned, from Exodus, about the Children of Israel wandering in the desert for 40 years. When we were children, 40 years seemed like, well, a lifetime. I’m 85 and 40 years still seems like a lifetime. But it has been over 40 years since President Richard Nixon addressed the nation on the need for a national energy policy. That was on Nov. 7, 1973, during the Arab oil embargo precipitated by war in the Mideast. “By the end of this month, more than 2 million barrels a day of oil we expected to import into...
  • T. Boone Pickens throws in the towel on NAT GAS

    09/01/2012 6:38:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Sept.1,2012 | Jazz Shaw
    On Aug. 29 the biggest proponent of the NAT GAS Act, Mr. T. Boone Pickens, decided that some battles simply aren’t worth fighting any more. T. Boone Pickens said natural gas vehicles can survive just fine without Congress approving his so-called Pickens Plan. “It’s going to happen, and you don’t have to have Washington do it, thank God,” Pickens said at Wednesday’s energy luncheon hosted by POLITICO… And Pickens strongly suggested that he doesn’t have any plans to try to push his plan anymore in the nation’s Capital. “I will not go back to Washington again unless it’s for a...
  • T. Boone Pickens Should Top Romney-Ryan Appointment List

    08/15/2012 6:19:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Bob Barr
    With only the formality of the Republican National Convention standing between them and the November election, the “Comeback Team” of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan has a little less than three months in which to convince a majority of the American electorate it is better equipped to govern the country for the next four years than its Democrat counterpart. If these two Republican leaders wish to get a jump start on accomplishing that goal, there is one person with whom they quickly should set up an appointment – Texan T. Boone Pickens. Romney noted in his speech last Saturday at...
  • (Texas)Wind farms may have warming effect - research

    04/29/2012 11:01:35 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/29/12 | Nina Chestney
    LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - Large wind farms might have a warming effect on the local climate, research in the United States showed on Sunday, casting a shadow over the long-term sustainability of wind power. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels contribute to global warming, which could lead to the melting of glaciers, sea level rise, ocean acidification, crop failure and other devastating effects, scientists say. In a move to cut such emissions, many nations are moving towards cleaner energy sources such as wind power. The world's wind farms last year had the capacity to produce...
  • T. Boone Pickens Has Paid $665 Million in Income Taxes Since Age 70

    12/07/2011 2:27:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies · 2+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | December7, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Boone Pickens. He was on MSNBC this morning on Scarborough's show. They had a discussion about Obama's speech. Scarborough said, "You have a question about the president's speech? What's your question about it?" PICKENS: The president is confusing me. Every time he's on TV he says that the rich should pay their fair share. I don't know what "fair share" is. That's what's bothering me. I always want to be fair, and historically I've been a very fair guy. I'm 83. I still go to work in the morning at eight o'clock. I have 150 people...
  • Thanking an Old Friend

    11/09/2011 5:50:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    With a swoosh, the Gulfstream 550 is effortlessly launched into the heavens for the hour-long slingshot from Dallas to Stillwater, the sleek jet headed for Oklahoma State University and the football field bearing the name of our host -- Boone Pickens Stadium. The game against Kansas State University is spectacular, a record 58,750 fans roaring their (now) No. 2-rated Cowboys to an explosive 52-45 victory. It's hard to believe this stadium was the scene of the crime five years ago. In 2005, T. Boone Pickens, the energy billionaire tycoon, made a $165 million gift to his alma mater, and in...
  • Rick Perry: A Texan’s ‘exceptionalism’

    06/25/2011 12:11:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 163 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2011 | George Will
    In the 1850s, on the steps of the Waco courthouse, Wallace Jefferson’s great-great-great-grandfather was sold. Today, Jefferson is chief justice of Texas’s Supreme Court. The governor who nominated him also nominated the state’s first Latina justice. Rick Perry, 61, the longest-serving governor in Texas history and, in his 11th year, currently the nation’s senior governor, says these nominations are two of his proudest accomplishments. French cuffs and cowboy boots are, like sauerkraut ice cream, an eclectic combination, but Perry, who wears both, is a potentially potent candidate for the Republican presidential nomination because his political creed is uneclectic, matching that...
  • T. Boone Pickens Unwittingly Reveals the Absurdity of "Energy Independence"

    02/03/2011 7:00:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 02/03/2011 | John Tamny
    This week's uprising in Egypt that occurred in concert with a minor spike in the price of oil unsurprisingly led to renewed commentary suggesting the U.S. must achieve "energy independence." A USA Today editorial noted that "More than half the oil Americans use is imported - a vulnerability exposed by the ongoing tumult in Egypt", while noted energy scold T. Boone Pickens decried our continued "exposure" to overseas events that allegedly reward us with higher oil prices. But looked at with a more reasoned eye, the events in Egypt exposed the sheer absurdity of the charitably false notion of energy...
  • Who, How and Why: $140 Oil and $5 Gas

    01/13/2011 11:48:03 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 46 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | 13/01/2011 | Llewellyn King
    According to a loosely-organized apocalyptic Christian movement, May 21, 2011 will be the "end of days." On or about that same date, the price of oil in the United States will begin to climb to $4 a gallon, according to two savants of the oil industry. The former is highly unlikely but the latter is very probable. The escalation in the price of oil is predicted by the legendary oil man T. Boone Pickens, known for his financial acuity as well as his oil expertise, and John Hofmeister, who retired as president of Shell Oil Company, to sound the alarm...
  • Pickens Plan no longer features wind energy

    12/14/2010 6:26:42 PM PST · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    msnbc ^ | 12/14/2010 | By Jennifer Alsever
    Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens' TV commercials blasted the airwaves in 2008 with his big idea to get America off foreign oil imports: natural gas and wind energy. Two years later, let’s just make that natural gas. Since the billionaire’s plans for the world’s largest wind farm fell apart in the Texas Panhandle, Pickens has edited his much-hyped “Pickens Plan” to focus primarily on his other big business interest: natural gas. Touting 1.7 million Pickens Plan supporters, he’s now pushing Congress to pass legislation that would offer incentives to convert 18-wheelers and fleet vehicles to run on compressed natural gas,...
  • Pickens Urged Bush to Take Iraq’s Oil (Pickens, Mad As Hell Turner, Cameron, Wyly Speak At AREDAY)

    08/23/2010 5:42:22 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Aspen Daily News ^ | Monday, August 23, 2010 | Andrew Travers
    As the last American combat troops left Iraq last week, Oil-tycoon-turned-clean-energy-innovator T. Boone Pickens was at the American Renewable Energy Day conference in Aspen, lamenting that the U.S. didn’t take hold of the rich oil fields in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation before they left. Pickens at first elicited laughs from an audience at the Paepcke Auditorium on Saturday night, as he bluntly made the case for America’s right to Iraq’s oil. Those laughs subsided as he recalled how he personally lobbied Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to seize Iraq’s natural resources. “I’ve heard people accuse President Bush...
  • The Idiot’s Guide to Why Renewable Energy is Not the Answer

    06/04/2010 7:39:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies · 743+ views
    The Naked Dollar ^ | 06/02/2010 | Scott Johnson
    In the salons of the coastal elites, it is a given wisdom that renewable energy sources are “the answer” - the answer to perceived climate change, the answer to our foreign oil dependency, the answer to how to feel good about yourself…the Answer. In Washington, politicians can’t throw tax breaks at people and businesses fast enough, prodding them to install all manner of solar, wind, and geothermal devices. Indeed, these energy sources are seductive. The wind blows, it’s free. Harnessing it, while not free, is certainly clean. Good stuff. The sun shines on us, why not use it? And so...
  • Barron's Urges Investors Away From Pickens' Favorite Stock

    04/12/2010 5:01:48 PM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies · 531+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 12 April 2010 | the tickerspy.com Staff
    Good times could be coming for T. Boone Pickens' Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE - News), but according to Barron's that doesn't mean you should be buying it. When it comes to the trucking industry, the case for natural gas is a strong one. At recent prices of less than 50 cents per gasoline gallon equivalent, nat gas is a steal compared to diesel, and Pickens has put significant emphasis on eradicating American dependence on foreign oil. Barron's notes that about $8,000 in upgrades are required before a truck can run on the fuel, but the industry is hopeful for...
  • Pickens reduces order for wind turbines, puts Panhandle wind farm on hold

    01/14/2010 6:14:53 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 743+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 13, 2010 | ELIZABETH SOUDER
    The energy investor, who made wind power a key part of his plan to wean Americans off foreign oil, said Tuesday he will now take delivery of 300 turbines, which he will use for wind farms in Canada and Minnesota. None of the turbines will come to Texas, as originally planned. Meanwhile, Pickens continues his campaign to persuade Americans to use natural gas to fuel heavy trucks, rather than diesel. Doing so, he said, could cut Middle East oil imports in half. In May 2008, Pickens announced that his company, Mesa Power LP, would order 687 wind turbines, or 1,000...
  • A Chance In Shale

    11/19/2008 5:45:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 987+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 19, 2008
    Energy: New drilling techniques may open up a 14-year supply of natural gas trapped in porous rock in the Northeast. That is, if environmentalists in New York and elsewhere don't keep it trapped in the ground.Natural gas is the cleanest of the fossil fuels, so clean that it is a key part of oilman T. Boone Pickens' plan to wean us off foreign sources of energy. Natural gas can fuel a new generation of automobiles that would help us achieve energy independence and at the same time contribute to a cleaner planet. In the northeastern U.S., there is a massive...
  • Pelosi will profit from Obama-Waxman-Markety cap-and-trade energy bill

    06/24/2009 8:27:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 15 replies · 955+ views
    Wash Examiner ^ | 6/25/09 | Mark Tapscott
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has vowed to bring the Obama-Waxman-Markey (OWM) anti-global warming cap-and-trade energy bill to the floor for a final vote Friday, which raises an interesting question: How much money will Pelosi make if the measure becomes law, as seems quite likely? Pelosi, of course, is not the only member of Congress to own significant shares of energy companies. Senators and representatives from all over the country do, not just the "oilies" from energy states like Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. But as House Speaker, Pelosi's ownership of an unknown number of shares in the Clean Energy Fuels Corp....
  • GOP Gov. Sanford Takes on Limbaugh and Cheney

    06/24/2009 1:22:50 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 76 replies · 2,863+ views
    While being interviewed by ABC News’ Jake Tapper, potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) admitted that Cheney and Limbaugh’s leadership probably isn’t good for the Republican Party. He said that Limbaugh is one of those leaders, “who have had more than their share of time at a front-row seat.” Here is the audio courtesy of Think Progress: When asked if Cheney’s upfront role was good for the GOP, Sanford said, “Probably isn’t…Everybody needs a rest from any of us in the world of politics. It’s why I am such a proponent of term limits. For a republic...
  • A Texas-Sized Energy Problem (Is Texas the new California?)

    05/02/2009 12:30:21 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 23 replies · 1,445+ views
    MasterResource ^ | April 24, 2009 | Robert Bradley
    “Texas is the nation’s leader in wind energy thanks to our long-term commitment to bolstering renewable energy sources and diversifying the state’s energy portfolio.”- Rick Perry, Texas Governor “Our representatives [in the Texas Legislature] now have less than six weeks to pass the best of nearly 100 bills that have been introduced on clean power and green jobs. These energy efficiency and renewable energy bills set the stage for rebuilding, repowering and renewing our state’s economy during tough times. They will build a sustainable future for Texas.”- Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, Public Citizen As reported by Russell Gold...
  • T. Boone Pickens Alternative Energy Show Rolls The T. Boone Pickens Alternative Energy Show Rolls

    03/31/2009 12:15:44 PM PDT · by CPT Clay · 10 replies · 495+ views
    Dallas Observer ^ | March 25, 2009 | Chris Vogel
    T. Boone Pickens looks tired. Standing in the sunken pit of a packed lecture hall at Houston's Rice University, he's hawking his Pickens Plan for energy independence, saying we need to use more wind power and natural gas. The 80-year-old, with flesh-colored hearing aids set deep inside his ears and tanned bags drooping under his eyes, looks confused and momentarily loses track of what he's saying. He pauses, takes off his gold Rolex, slumps down on a stool and announces in his trademark drawl, "I'm runnin' out of money." (Which, for Pickens, means he's still got untold millions, possibly billions,...
  • HE'S BA-A-A-A-CK (THE PICKENS PLAN)

    02/23/2009 7:13:09 PM PST · by sinanju · 14 replies · 803+ views
    CNN Larry King | February 23, 2008 | sinanju
    Just finished watching Larry King with T. Boone Pickens and his new dear, dear friend John Podesta. Been seeing his ads popping up again this evening as well. He told Larry he had an hour long interview with The One this afternoon and he said he was encouraged. With the Clinton consiglieries in his pocket I'd say it was a done deal already.
  • Bailing Out Wind

    12/16/2008 6:23:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 787+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 16, 2008
    Energy Policy: Obama announces his energy team without mentioning a green source of renewable energy that could create jobs, reduce carbon emissions and reinvigorate a vital manufacturing sector — nuclear power.The domestic auto industry isn't the only uncompetitive industry that seems to require life-sustaining transfusions of government cash to stay in business. Alternative energy sources have relied on such subsidies, called "investments," for years. Yet in President-elect Obama's announcement of his energy team, we were told "the foundations of our energy independence" lie in "the power of wind and solar." Except that for these alternative sources there's been a severe...
  • California Sends Pickens Packing - Prop 10 Loses

    11/05/2008 2:12:49 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 1,260+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 11/5/08
    Outspent 130 to 1, No on 10 Campaign Stops Oil Tycoon's Money Grab The No on Proposition 10 campaign claims an early landslide victory as election night results from throughout California indicate a lopsided defeat of T Boone Pickens' ballot measure. "California voters didn't fall for a Texas oil tycoon's $10 billion money grab, no matter how much he spent camouflaging it as green," stated Richard Holober, spokesman for the No on Prop 10 campaign, and Executive Director of the Consumer Federation of California. "Proposition 10 is the ultimate example of a wealthy special interest abusing the ballot initiative process...
  • CA: Billionaires put their agendas to a vote (Props. 5&10 backers - George Soros & T. Boone Pickens)

    11/01/2008 1:49:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 418+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/1/08 | Evan Halper
    Reporting from Sacramento -- California's ballot is often crowded with measures known as citizen initiatives. But many of the citizens whose causes will come before voters Tuesday are not everyday Californians. International financier George Soros wants to change drug laws. Computer technology titan Henry T. Nicholas III -- who has been indicted on federal fraud and drug charges -- is pushing two measures seeking tougher penalties for criminals and expanded rights for victims. Oilman turned alternative-fuels investor T. Boone Pickens is pushing subsidies for cars that run on substances other than oil. And Peter Sperling, one of the founders of...
  • A "what IF"

    09/17/2008 9:55:25 PM PDT · by PizzaDriver · 34 replies · 1,482+ views
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    What if Obama axes his current VP choice and replaces him with T.Boone Pickens?
  • New T. Boone Pickens ad: "DRILL! DRILL! DRILL! (Will pal Pelosi go along with it?)

    08/26/2008 5:48:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 205+ views
    You Tube ^ | 8/26/08
    Click link above and check out the CNBC Squawk Box segment from 08-08-08.
  • T. Boone Pickens wants your water

    08/25/2008 7:56:07 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 49 replies · 565+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | 8/21/08 | Timothy P. Carney
    Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens is about to make a killing by selling water he doesn’t own. As he does it, it will be praised as a planet-friendly wind project. The basic story amounts to this: Pickens, thanks to favors from state lawmakers whose campaigns he funded, has created a new government whose only voters are two of his employers; this has empowered Pickens to more cheaply pump water from an aquifer and, by use of eminent domain, seize land across 11 counties in order to pipe the water to Dallas. To win environmentalist approval of this hardly “sustainable”...
  • Pickens' energy plans clouded by federal decision

    08/23/2008 3:34:58 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies · 176+ views
    http://lubbockonline.com/ ^ | August 23, 2008 | Elliott Blackburn
    Federal authorities may unravel a tiny Panhandle government with far-reaching powers. The U.S. Department of Justice blocked changes to Texas law that last fall helped create the board of the Roberts County Fresh Water Supply District, a body dominated by employees of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens. Losing the district's authority could complicate Pickens' most visible means so far of running pipeline and power line infrastructure across the state. Jay Rosser, spokesman for Pickens' Mesa Water, said the decision as Mesa officials understood it did little to change the board or plans to move massive water and wind energy resources...
  • Pickens Gives New Meaning to 'Self-Government'

    08/23/2008 1:07:17 PM PDT · by wolfcreek · 29 replies · 311+ views
    Junkscience.com ^ | July 31, 2008 | Steven Milloy
    The more you learn about T. Boone Pickens’ plan to switch America to wind power, the more you realize that he seems willing to say and do just about anything to make another billion or two.
  • Wind turbines found to cause sickness

    08/23/2008 2:11:09 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies · 439+ views
    K V U E ^ | July 29th | Janet St James
    SAGINAW - T-Boone Pickens says they're the wave of the future. But a wind turbine meant to save one Saginaw family on electricity has instead sparked a huge headache for their neighbors. "It makes a terrible air raid noise," says Debbie Behrens, about the high-pitched whine made by the turbine. "It's driving me crazy." What's worse, is that Debbie and her son Lance both say that high-pitched hum is now causing them problems, physically. "You occasionally have the dizziness," explains Lance, "The ringing in the ears, I've never experienced the ringing in the ears." It turns out, there is a...
  • Blowin' In The Wind: Bloomberg's Green Energy Plan (Windmills On NYC Bridges & Skyscrapers)

    08/20/2008 7:17:41 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies · 921+ views
    CBS News ^ | Aug 20, 2008 | Magee Hickey
    Mayor Bloomberg is proposing a "green" plan that has the potential to drastically change the New York City skyline and shores. It's part of his effort to make New York the most energy efficient city in the nation. The mayor's "windmill power plan" is the boldest environmental proposal yet from the billionaire independent, who has been trying to make energy efficiency a legacy of his administration. Speaking at a major conference on alternative energy Tuesday night in Las Vegas, Bloomberg proposed putting windmills on top of city bridges, and skyscrapers, and turbines in the Hudson and East Rivers. In terms...
  • “Green Energy” Corruption, the Elephant in the Room.

    08/19/2008 6:51:11 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 10 replies · 141+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 8/19/2008 | Moneyrunner
    As the members of the MSM continue to beat the drums for “renewable” energy, and T. Boone Pickens promises pie-in-the-sky free energy from windmills the corruption surrounding Green Energy is beginning to be revealed. Literally hundreds of billions of dollars are involved and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is only the latest to be found with her hand in the cookie jar. Here’s the unvarnished truth: the world has been getting most of its energy from fossil fuels for over a century. During the 20th century we began to see the use of nuclear energy. In the US that path to...
  • Pelosi and Pickens, investment partners

    08/18/2008 10:37:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 32 replies · 162+ views
    It is difficult to imagine a more unlikely pair of investors than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens. Pelosi, the San Francisco Democrat, is among the most liberal and pro-environmentalist politicians in Congress, while Pickens has long been associated with Republicans, hedge funds and the energy industry. Yet in May 2007, Pelosi invested between $100,001 and $250,000 to purchase public common stock in Pickens’ Clean Energy Fuels Corporation (CLNE). Pelosi's CLNE investment was first highlighted by Eric Odom on the #don'tgo blog. CLNE is a cog in Pickens’$6 billion plan to build a massive wind farm...
  • Obama meets oilman who funded '04 [swift boat] attacks on Kerry

    08/18/2008 8:19:38 AM PDT · by Hadean · 23 replies · 203+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-17-2008 | Jeff Mason
    RENO, Nevada (Reuters) - White House hopeful Barack Obama talked energy policy on Sunday with T. Boone Pickens, a billionaire oil investor who funded the "Swift Boat" attacks on Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry in 2004. Pickens, a lifelong Republican, has endorsed neither his party's candidate, Arizona Sen. John McCain, nor Democrat Obama in the November 4 election and wants to make energy a top campaign issue. He has advocated a plan to cut U.S. oil use by converting cars to run on natural gas. Pickens funded efforts in 2004 by a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which...
  • The answer, my friend, isn't blowing in the wind, after all

    08/16/2008 5:57:34 PM PDT · by aussiemom · 12 replies · 180+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 16, 2008 | ROBERT M. SYKES
    [ROBERT M. SYKES is Professor emeritus Civil and environmental engineering Ohio State University Mount Vernon] I was disappointed to see that the very large negative effects on both Ohio's economy and environment were not discussed in the July 27 article "Wind power likely to blow in," on the wind-power projects in Champaign County. The first issue is the high cost of wind power, which is about 2.5 to three times the cost of coal-generated power. Large wind-power projects exist only because of large government subsidies. Otherwise, wind power would be restricted to a few applications where the physical isolation of...
  • T. Boone Pickens Statement on Meeting with U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) in Aspen, Colorado

    08/15/2008 5:31:45 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 21 replies · 152+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 8/15/08 | T. Boone Pickens
    DALLAS, Aug 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Below is a statement issued by T. Boone Pickens following his meeting this morning with U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) in Aspen, Colorado: "It was a pleasure to sit down with Senator McCain and discuss firsthand an issue that is America's top priority: ending our dependence on foreign oil, which today is approaching 70 percent. We plan on having a similar meeting with Senator Obama in the very near future. I have repeatedly stressed the nonpartisan aspects of my initiative. This is a threat to our economic and national security and something that...
  • McCain meets with Big Windy

    08/15/2008 4:57:24 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 5 replies · 66+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 15, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin  •  August 15, 2008 02:39 PM John McCain met with T. Boone Pickens yesterday to hear the Big Wind sales pitch. Hey, why should Nancy Pelosi have all the Boone-doggly fun? Hmmmmm: T. Boone Pickens was waiting for John McCain in a small conference room at the Aspen Meadows Resort, where the two, according to Pickens, were going to be “talking about the Pickens plan.” “We’re going to have a good visit,” he added. Pickens, a famous oilman and one of America’s richest men, is now pushing a plan to drop the United States’ dependence on foreign oil...
  • Wind Power Is An Environmental Disaster

    08/14/2008 2:11:35 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 51 replies · 99+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | August 14, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Usually when you argue with liberals, you can start winning right off the bat by denying the premise of their argument. On energy, their premise is that wind power is pure, clean energy, harnessing mother nature with no downside at all. After all it is just a breeze, which we like on hot summer days, and other than lifting loosely glued toupees and bad comb-overs, it is harmless. Right? Well we don't get wind power from pin-wheels. We get it from thousands of huge, industrial grade wind turbines, which, for the dim bulbs on the left, are machines.
  • Pickens says oil won't go below $100

    08/14/2008 11:24:29 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 51 replies · 356+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 14, 2008 | Timothy Gardner
    Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens said on Thursday crude prices may soon fall as low as $110 a barrel amid falling gasoline demand, but should not sink below $100 because the United States depends heavily on oil imports. "I don't think it'll drop below $100," Pickens told Reuters in a telephone interview. "I would say $110 is where it might go, something like that." ~snip~ Pickens' hedge fund BP Capital, which manages about $7 billion in assets, sank about 35 percent in July, according to a report this week in the New York Post. Pickens declined to comment in...
  • Nan and the Big Wind Boone-doggle

    08/14/2008 6:16:26 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 44 replies · 127+ views
    Michelle Malkin online ^ | 08-13-2008 | Michelle Malkin
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called congressional Republicans who want up-or-down drilling votes “hand maidens of the oil companies.” Let’s call Pelosi what she is: House girl of the Big Wind boondogglers. Though she seemingly backtracked on labeling drilling a “hoax” this week, Pelosi refuses to consider GOP energy proposals that don’t include massive government subsidies for eco-fantastical alternatives that have never panned out. Which brings us to Madame Speaker’s 2007 financial disclosure form. Schedule III lists “assets and ‘unearned income’” of between $100,001-$250,000 from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. - Public Common Stock.” Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is a natural gas...
  • Drill Here, Drill Now- (Live Thread, Day X)

    08/14/2008 6:33:52 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 167 replies · 403+ views
    8/14/08 | Sherri Reese
    Be sure to READ THIS!!New FTC Rule Could Apply To PelosiBEHOLD the Power of the People, and the Power of  Nancy: "most open, most honest, and most ethical Congress in history"Nancy: "and Democrats promise to work together in a bi-partisan way for all Americans."What is the truth about Nancy?"Madam Speaker has a substantial amount of money invested in Clean Energy Fuels Corporation." dontgo"T Boone Pickens runs CLNE, this is the company Nancy has invested in, and apparently, the push is Natural Gas, which is the focus of the $5 billion in Ca. tax money and $5 billion in fed money...
  • The Pickens Profile You Haven’t Read

    08/13/2008 8:10:07 AM PDT · by shove_it · 13 replies · 271+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 8/9/2008 | Karen Breslau
    T. Boone has re-invented himself as a green wildcatter. Can he finish what Al Gore started? T. Boone Pickens can't read his lines. Squinting at his teleprompter, he is posing in front of a mile-long ribbon of wind turbines, churning against an endless Texas sky. Pickens is in Sweetwater, a town of 12,000 that bills itself as the nation's wind-energy capital, to shoot a commercial urging Americans to put themselves on a new energy diet: cutting out imported oil—which costs $700 billion a year—in favor of domestically produced sources such as wind and natural gas. "Our dependence on foreign oil...
  • Pelosi and the Big Wind Boone-doggle

    08/12/2008 9:56:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 279+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    eek, Pelosi refuses to consider GOP energy proposals that don't include massive government subsidies for so-called eco-alternatives that have never panned out. Which brings us to Madame Speaker's 2007 financial disclosure form. Schedule III lists "Assets and 'Unearned Income'" of between $100,001-$250,000 from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. -- Public Common Stock. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE) is a natural gas provider founded by T. Boone Pickens. Yep, that T. Boone Pickens -- former oilman turned wind-power evangelist whose ads touting a national wind campaign are now as ubiquitous as Viagra promos. Pickens and Pelosi share the same talking points downplaying...
  • Pelosi, Pickens and the Corruption of Green Energy

    08/13/2008 5:08:53 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 24 replies · 387+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 8/13/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Ah so! It seems T. Boone Pickens is not the disinterested environmental pioneer that his ads make him out to be. Michelle Malkin exposes the grand scale corruption that is behind Nancy Pelosi’s desire not to drill for more oil. It seems that she has stock in companies that create and run wind farms – T. Boone Pickens companies. Though she seemingly backtracked on labeling drilling a "hoax" this week, Pelosi refuses to consider GOP energy proposals that don't include massive government subsidies for so-called eco-alternatives that have never panned out. Which brings us to Madame Speaker's 2007 financial disclosure...
  • Wind Turbines Whip Up Health Fears

    08/13/2008 7:30:10 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 98 replies · 237+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 8/12/2008 | Richard Cockle
    Wind Turbines Whip Up Health Fears By RICHARD COCKLE  BOARDMAN, Ore. — Sherry Eaton pulled into the driveway of her rural, high-desert home to see one of several giant wind turbines being assembled a half-mile away. "I started to cry," Eaton, 57, recalled of her first sight of the Willow Creek Wind Project in late July. "They're going to be hanging over the back of our house, and now there's the medical thing." "The medical thing" is new research suggesting that living close to wind turbines, as Eaton and her 60-year-old husband, Mike, soon will be doing, can cause sleep...
  • Natural Gas Provides Solutions to High Gasoline Prices ( Sen. James Inhofe )

    08/13/2008 5:13:58 AM PDT · by kellynla · 40 replies · 163+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 08/12/2008 | Sen. James Inhofe
    Fellow Oklahoma native T. Boone Pickens is back in the news and hitting the airwaves with an energy idea that I believe is pure common sense. Pickens believes, like I do, that as Americans continue to suffer from high gas prices, we need to take advantage of our abundant, domestic supply of natural gas for use as a transportation fuel. The promise of natural gas as a mainstream transportation fuel is achievable today -- not 15 or 20 years from now. From Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered cars, to semi-trucks running on liquefied natural gas (LNG), no other commercially viable...
  • Pelosi, Pickens plan to pick your pocket: House Speaker, billionaire behind 'going green' racket

    08/12/2008 11:36:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 305+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 12, 2008
    TV commercials touting a new clean energy strategy and an environmental ballot measure in California both have one thing in common: if they succeed, they'll make investors – from "big oil" to the U.S. Capitol – a lot of money. The ads champion Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens' "Pickens Plan" to move our nation from foreign oil dependence to domestically produced wind power and natural gas fuel for automobiles. The plan is touted as a cleaner, more eco-friendly alternative to our current reliance on coal power and gasoline. The ballot initiative is California's Proposition 10, known as the California...
  • The Pelosie-Picken Rabbit Hole goes deeper!

    08/12/2008 12:21:50 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 9 replies · 204+ views
    #DontGo ^ | 08-11-2008
    One of CLNE’s underwriters is WR Hambrecht and Co., owned by William Hambrecht, a leftwing activist who has given, on average, around $80,000 per year to liberal candidates and causes. It is probable that such a heavyweight in the leftist movement is also well known to Nancy Pelosi and to Harry Reid, who will be partnering with the Center for American Progress Action Fund and UNLV to host the National Clean Energy Summit on Aug. 19 with such notables as President Clinton, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona, Gov. Bill Ritter of Colorado, and Texas entrepreneur...
  • Nancy Pelosi Invests In Energy Scheme and Water Grab By T. Boone Pickens

    08/12/2008 10:12:37 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 58 replies · 794+ views
    #DontGO ^ | 08-11-08
    Nancy Pelosi says that she is trying to save the planet and prevent global warming, but the reality is that, according to disclosure statements, in May 2007 she invested in T. Boone Picken’s clean energy fuels corp., CLNE, which is the sole sponsor of a proposal in California to funnel $5 billion in state funds and $5 billion in Federal funs to this corporation which will indirectly help them create a giant wind farm in the Texas panhandle. An overlooked story in November of 2007 shows that the T. Boone Pickens plan involves the private control of water, which Pickens...
  • Bosom buddies: Nancy Pelosi and Big Wind

    08/11/2008 12:58:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 125+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 11, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    It’s what conservative bloggers are buzzing about: the financial relationship between Do-Nothing Nancy Pelosi and Big Wind pusher T. Boone Pickens. #dontgo reports that according to disclosure statements, “in May 2007 she invested in T. Boone Picken’s clean energy fuels corp., CLNE, which is the sole sponsor of a proposal in California to funnel $5 billion in state funds and $5 billion in Federal funs to this corporation which will indirectly help them create a giant wind farm in the Texas panhandle.”Follow the money.Get the whole scoop here and here. Know your eco-cronies.***Flashback: See-Dubya asks, “Why is T. Boone Pickens...
  • Wind Power Is Just a Lot of Hot Air

    08/11/2008 6:22:31 AM PDT · by kellynla · 93 replies · 227+ views
    Right Side News ^ | August 8, 2008 | Vincent Gioia
    At first glance, the energy proposals of Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens for wind power and increased gas usage sound good. "We can't drill our way out of this crises"; I happen to disagree with this statement. We still need to drill to make ourselves "independent from foreign oil." But the real issue is what is behind the clamor to expand wind power in lieu of increasing oil drilling. To understand this you have to read between the lines. Not only does Pickens' firm, BP capital, have significant investments in natural gas, but last June he announced plans to build...