Saturday, August 15, 2009

Oligarch Pickens Name Drops from Vegas

T. Boone Pickens continues to attempt to manipulate the government so that it manipulates energy regulations for his benefit. He writes from the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas that he continues to promote his windmills and natural gas. His investment vehicles own plenty of both.

He quotes Bill Clinton:
I want to thank Boone Pickens for not giving up on natural gas.

He quotes Senator Harry Reid:
A year or so ago I started taking missionary lessons from a group supporting T. Boone Pickens. I've taken the missionary lessons. I've met with him, and I've been converted. I now belong to the Pickens church.

He also name drops the following who were at the Summit:
A Who's Who in America RSVPs, and Monday's gathering was no different: Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis were joined by industry leaders such as Dow Corning's Stephanie Burns and Gen. Wesley Clark of Growth Energy. Solar advocates such as John Woolard of BrightSource showed up as did Denise Bode of the American Wind Energy Association. Senator Tim Wirth of the U.N. Foundation served as moderator...This Monday, [Al Gore] endorsed using natural gas instead of diesel as the fuel to power 18-wheelers

How important is all this to Picken's? I'll let him explain:
...I've spent $60 million of my own money to open people's eyes to this problem.

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