T. Boone Pickens proposes energy plan for
A critical message from T. Boone
Pickens: "For 35 years, I've been meeting with Presidents and
Congressional members, urging them to come up with a comprehensive
energy plan for the United States. During that time, U.S. oil
imports climbed from 24 percent to almost 70 percent. We are
exporting an alarming portion of our wealth to pay for our addiction
to foreign oil. Nearly 1.4 million people have visited
www.pickensplan.com and signed on as soldiers in our campaign to
reduce the grip foreign oil has on us. This heartens me. We have had
an encouraging meeting with President-elect Obama’s transition team,
and his selections of Steven Chu as Secretary of Energy and Carol
Browner to lead the White House Council on Energy and the
Environment are great choices. They’re as serious about ending
America’s dependence on foreign oil as you and I are. When I visit
the newly elected president in 2009, I will take the accumulated
voices of millions of Americans with me. Together, we will make a
difference. If you haven't yet joined up, check out the plan. If you
think it's worth fighting for, please join our effort, and encourage
everyone you know to do the same."
The breadth of T. Boone
Picken's career is staggering.
Growing up where
the pavement ends, the West begins, and the Rock Island crossed the
T. Boone Pickens was one of
the first corporate businessmen to focus on maximizing shareholder
From changing the face of Big Oil to drawing
national attention to corporate governance issues, T. Boone Pickens
has had a lasting impact on Corporate America.
From the oilfield to the boardroom, T. Boone
Pickens' leadership skills are legendary.
A lifelong athlete and firm believer in the
benefits of physical fitness, T. Boone Pickens led the way in
bringing health and fitness into the workplace.
Through his companies, Clean Energy and Mesa Water,
T. Boone Pickens is working hard to ensure clean air and a plentiful
supply of water for our future.
During his career, T. Boone Pickens has created
thousands of jobs and given nearly half a billion dollars to social,
environmental and educational causes.
A straight shooter, T. Boone Pickens has a way with
words. His one-of-a-kind expressions or "booneisms" are legendary.
Throughout his career, T. Boone Pickens and the
many issues he champions have been the subject of some of the
nation¹s best cartoons. Today, Boone has an impressive collection of
signed original cartoons depicting him and his work.
There's no question that T. Boone Pickens is
headline material. From the Wall Street Journal to the
International Herald Tribune, Pickens is a fixture in the U.S.
and international media.