Every day we take for granted the gas we put in our cars to get us where we’re going. For over 30 years, we’ve ignored crisis. And yet, pretending it’s not a problem hasn’t made it go away. Current financial times are gloomy. And the rapid rise of the cost of oil, and the scarcity of it, have driven us to the brink.
And as we prepare to elect a new President, neither of the candidates are offering anything new. Empty campaign promises won’t carry us into a brave new world. Dealing with America’s energy deficiencies require a plan. And I think the Pickens Plan is a giant step in the right direction.
The Pickens Plan
In July 2008, T. Boone Pickens launched a self-funded, $100 million, grassroots campaign aimed at reducing America’s crippling dependence on OPEC oil.
In television ads, on this website, through social media, and in personal appearances, he spelled out how our dependence on OPEC oil is an addiction that threatens the U.S. economy, environment, and national security. His 2008 New York Times Best Seller (the second of his career), The First Billion is the Hardest, also detailed what this country must do to win back its energy independence.
Criss-crossing the nation for town hall meetings and educational sessions with lawmakers, Boone explained how America’s dependence on OPEC oil forms the intersection of the three most critical issues America currently faces: the economy, the environment, and our national security.
The Pickens Plan was a collection of coordinated steps that together form a comprehensive approach to America’s energy needs. Following is an overview of the Pickens Plan as it was presented from 2008 through 2017.
We Are in a Crisis
Our dependence on foreign oil forms the intersection of the three most critical issues America currently faces: the economy, the environment and our national security.
There is a Solution
America is blessed with the world’s greatest wind power corridor and abundant reserves of clean natural gas. The Pickens Plan will utilize these tremendous resources to build a bridge to the future — a blueprint to reduce foreign oil dependence by harnessing domestic energy alternatives and buying time for us to develop even greater new technologies.
The Plan calls for building new wind generation facilities that will produce 20% of our nation’s electricity and allow us to use natural gas as a transportation fuel. The combination of these domestic energies can replace more than one-third of our foreign oil imports. And we can do it all in 10 years.
We Can Create Change
We’re organizing behind the Pickens Plan now to ensure our voices will be heard by the next administration. Together we can raise a call for change and set a new course for America’s energy future in the first hundred days of the new presidency — breaking the hammerlock of foreign oil and building a new domestic energy future for America with a focus on sustainability.
T. Boone Pickens, legendary energy executive and one of America’s best-known entrepreneurs, passed away September 11, 2019, at the age of 91.
Pickens was a pioneer in the energy industry, a career-long champion for shareholder rights, a groundbreaking health and fitness advocate, and a generous philanthropist whose charitable donations exceeded $1 billion. In July 2008, he launched the self-funded, $100 million, grass-roots campaign aimed at reducing this country’s crippling dependence on OPEC oil.
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