T. Boone Meets Gov. Palin To Talk Energy

Oil, gas and wind man T.Boone Pickens is clearly interjecting himself and his plan into presidential, and vice-presidential politics. Recently, he sat down with Sarah and Todd Palin to promote his plan of using natural gas as a transportation fuel.

"Met with Sarah Palin the day after her debate with Joe Biden. Governor Palin comes from an energy state, and I'll tell you, she gets this energy situation. We talked about it like two oil and gas professionals.

... we talked about the debate... and the danger of continuing to import 70% of our oil requirements.

We spent some time talking about ANWR-the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We didn't agree on how much oil is up there, but I told her I was all for drilling. Her husband Todd sat in on the meeting.

He was interested in the concept of filling your vehicle in your garage overnight using the same gas line that goes to your kitchen range and hot water heater.

Governor Palin wanted to understand the idea that the federal government should lead the way in moving to vehicles fueled by natural gas. I told her that if we had one million trucks running on natural gas, we could cut our imports of foreign diesel by 40%.

I don't know who is going to win this election, but I do know whichever team wins they'll know about the Pickens Plan."

Thanks to The Weekly Pickens

Full Story: Boone Blog: Governor Sarah Palin

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