Wednesday, July 23, 2008

This week from T Boone Pickens

Welcome to

The Weekly Pickens

July 22, 2008

Hello from the Pickens Plan!

We’ve been busy. Very busy.

Since launching the Pickens Plan website just two weeks ago, over 150,000 people have joined our cause to help end America’s addiction to foreign oil—and that’s just the beginning.

On Tuesday, T. Boone Pickens testified about America’s energy problems before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.

Last week, we scored our first major victory when the state of Texas approved a massive new wind power project. You can read all about the monumental undertaking—including mention of the Pickens Plan—here.

In other news, ABC’s Nightline visited Sweetwater, Texas with T. Boone to see what all the fuss was about. There they discovered that “In Sweetwater wind has changed the future, and led to an economic turnaround in a place best known for its annual rattlesnake roundup.”

T. Boone also appeared on CBS This Morning, Lou Dobbs on CNN, and Fox News. And Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, declared: “To put it plainly, T. Boone Pickens is out to save America.”

That’s not all. T. Boone and the Pickens Plan were in the pages of USA Today, The Economist, the New York Times, Forbes, the Washington Post, and his hometown paper the Amarillo Globe-News. There were op-eds from T. Boone in the Wall Street Journal and New York Daily News.

Meanwhile, over on the Pickens Plan website, we’ve launched a new blog called The Daily Pickens. There you can find up-to-the-minute news of the Pickens Plan, along with video messages from T. Boone. If you haven’t already, check out the Pickens Plan Community, where you can meet and interact with fellow Pickens Plan supporters.

Finally, this weekend Pickens Plan supporters across the country will be throwing house parties, where they will discuss alternative energy, local energy challenges, and how to work with the Pickens Plan campaign in order to achieve real-world solutions. To find a party near you—or to learn how to throw your own house party—click here.

Thank you for your support of the Pickens Plan. With your help, we can change America.

—Team Pickens

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