Friday, July 18, 2008

Pickens Says He And Gore Have Different Objectives

This is a bridge piece between "What the hell happened to Kleiner Perkins? (John Doerr et al [Gore]) " below and the electricity grid post to follow.
From RTT News:
Texas oil man T. Boone Pickens responded to Al Gore's Generational Challenge to Repower America speech, saying he and the former vice president "have two different objectives and our plans should be viewed with that in mind." Last week, the billionaire discussed the Pickens plan he hopes will reduce foreign oil imports by more than 30% in the next 5 to 10 years.

In a release issued through BP Capital, Pickens said Gore "put forward a framework of a plan that is focused on global warming and climate issues. My plan is aimed squarely at breaking the stranglehold that foreign oil has on our country and the $700 billion annual impact it has on our economy. ... Vice President Gore's plan does not address this enormous problem....MORE