Pickens Pitches `Nonpartisan' Wind Energy Plan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens says
one of his goals has already been accomplished in introducing a
plan to wean the country off of foreign oil by promoting
alternative fuels.
Speaking at a meeting of the Society of American Business
Editors and Writers Incorporated, Pickens says he wanted to get the
presidential candidates talking about his campaign.
Pickens says he met with both Republican presidential nominee
John McCain and Democratic nominee candidate Barack Obama to
discuss his "Pickens Plan" for energy independence, and, quote,
"both of them were 10s as far as interest."
Pickens says while McCain focused on nuclear energy and Obama is
interested in hybrid cars, it's important that the issue is on the
front burner of the presidential campaign.
The 80-year-old Pickens plans to plans to spend $58 million to
promote his idea of building a wind power corridor in the Midwest
to replace power produced from natural gas.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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