Boone Pickens Plans Town Hall Meeting

T. Boone Pickens returns to his alma mater this month to conduct a Pickens Plan town hall meeting on the nation’s movement toward a new energy future.
“The single biggest crisis facing America today is without question our ever-growing dependence on foreign oil from hostile nations. We continue to put our economy and security in danger. Recent developments in the Middle East with Iran once again underscore the grave risk our country faces if we do not move to address this issue,” Pickens said.
The Oklahoma State University benefactor and energy leader said there is “positive movement” in Washington D.C. to reverse decades of inaction.
“I will discuss the latest on our historic efforts at the town hall meeting at Oklahoma State University,” Pickens said.
No one in recent memory has done more to bring energy to the forefront of our nation’s conscience than Boone Pickens, said OSU President Burns Hargis.
“His passionate effort has literally changed the conversation about energy to focus on our need to build a new energy future based on American alternative and renewable energy sources,” Burns said. “The town hall meeting at Oklahoma State is a time to show our support and appreciation to Boone for what he is doing to place America on a more prosperous track in the future, and in so doing, stop the massive transfer of wealth overseas that is now taking place every month to the tune of $25 billion.”
The town hall meeting will be held in Gallagher-Iba Arena at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and parking will be available on the north side of Boone Pickens Stadium.
“I am looking forward to this town hall meeting,” Pickens said. “I love Oklahoma State and I know Oklahoma has a major role to play in America’s new energy future because it is situated in the wind corridor and has been blessed with an abundance of natural gas.”
Since launching the Pickens Plan, Pickens has addressed thousands of people at town hall meetings across the country. This marks only the second town hall meeting held in Oklahoma. The first was in McAlester last year where more than 2,000 people attended.
Unveiled on July 8, 2008, the Pickens Plan is a detailed solution for ending the United States’ growing dependence on foreign oil. It calls for investing in power generation from domestic renewable resources such as wind and using America’s abundant supply of natural gas as a transportation fuel–a step that would replace more than one-third of our imported oil.



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