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Poll Says 74% of Americans Think T. Boone Pickens' Energy Plan Can Work


Renewable Energy Worlde-Newsletter
August 18, 2008


Poll Says 74% of Americans Think T. Boone Pickens' Energy Plan Can Work
Connecticut, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com]

In a new national Sacred Heart University Poll, 74.0% of Americans said it was
very or somewhat possible that the 10-year energy independence plan proposed by
Texas oilman, T. Boone Pickens, could be accomplished.

Expectations of Congress have never been lower.

-- Jerry Lindsley, Director, Sacred Heart University Polling Institute
Pickens is running advertising touting his plan to use American ingenuity along
with solar and wind energy as well as bio-fuels to cut dependence on foreign oil
in 10 years. Only 14.4% of those surveyed indicated the plan was somewhat
impossible or not at all possible to accomplish and 11.6% were unsure.
When asked about U.S. Congressional reaction to Pickens' plan, two-thirds of
Americans surveyed with an opinion, 65.7%, said Congress would help the plan
fail by using laws and regulations to block it. Another 28.4% believed Congress
would help the plan succeed by passing supportive legislation. According to
Jerry Lindsley, director of the Sacred Heart University Polling Institute,
"Expectations of Congress have never been lower."

 

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