September 8, 2008

Strange Bedfellows

Who would have guessed that billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens and Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope would ever see eye to eye?

That seems to be what happened last week in Denver, when these strange bedfellows agreed that the Pickens Plan for energy development was a good idea. Pickens is calling for huge increases in investment and production of wind power, as well as using American natural gas during the transition period.

Pickens and Pope concur on the inadvisability of offshore drilling, which only distracts us from our need to develop alternative sources of energy.

If these two can get together, maybe the rest of us can do our part to help break our enfeebling dependence on high-priced oil and require our legislators to get into the act in a big way.

Gloria Hutchinson


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