October 14, 2008
Land Report Editor Eric O’Keefe Has a One-On-Two With T. Boone Pickens and Ted Turner
To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS
DENVER, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A lunch with Warren Buffet was just auctioned off at $2.1 million for charity. But according to Eric O'Keefe, editor of The Land Report, sitting down for a one-on- two lunch with T. Boone Pickens and Ted Turner, two pioneering entrepreneurs, was priceless. Pickens is featured on the new Fall cover of the magazine, where he reveals in depth his highly publicized The Pickens Plan, including plans to build a $10 billion dollar wind farm in the Texas Panhandle as well as a more personal side. The Pickens Plan comes from a combination of more than half a century in the energy business and his ties to and appreciation and understanding of his beloved Mesa Vista Ranch.
Ted Turner, who was featured in the April 2007 launch issue of The Land Report in The 100 Largest Landowners in the United States cover story, got his ties for the land from his father and the family plantation in South Carolina where he grew up hunting and fishing. He is now America's largest landowner with more than 2 million acres of property.
"Sitting down with these two leaders and great America landowners and hearing them discuss their properties and the various alternative energy possibilities and ways to make American less dependent on foreign oil was a real eye opener," says O'Keefe. "As we reveal in the magazine's cover story, Boone's primary motivation in The Pickens Plan is to get rid of our addiction to foreign oil. Turner immediately seized and recognized the fact that this will be done through wind, solar and natural gas, ways far cleaner than the present fossil fuel that we are using."
"Pickens believes in changing the landscape of the great American Plains through the use of wind power while Ted Turner is intrigued by the use of solar energy on his 500,000 acre properties in New Mexico and wind power on his properties in Nebraska, the Dakotas and Kansas."
Featured in the Wall Street Journal and Investor's Business Daily, The Land Report is now the premiere source of information on land issues. The continuing goal is to inform, educate, and update existing landowners, while at the same time encouraging and inspiring prospective landowners as well.
SOURCE The Land Report
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