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Oil billionaire talks alternative energy

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | 6:46 p.m. CDT
T. Boone Pickens, an oil billionaire and philanthropist, speaks at the Missouri Energy Summit on Wednesday in Jesse Auditorium at MU. He has started the "Pickens Plan," which is a campaign to reduce dependence on foreign oil. "This is going to be a model in America on how to do something grassroots to Washington...It has nothing to do with politics," he said.

T. Boone Pickens, an oil billionaire and philanthropist, speaks at the Missouri Energy Summit on Wednesday in Jesse Auditorium at MU. He has started the "Pickens Plan," which is a campaign to reduce dependence on foreign oil. Pickens calls his plan a grassroots campaign.

"This is going to be a model in America on how to do something grassroots to Washington...It has nothing to do with politics," he said. "We have had no energy plan (in the U.S.) for 40 years. We have to get one today. We have to get our oar in the water today in this country for generations to come."


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Ray Shapiro April 22, 2009 | 9:12 p.m.

Here's the full interview with the Texas oil billionaire.

"This is going to be a model in America on how to do something grassroots to Washington...It has nothing to do with politics," he said. "We have had no energy plan (in the U.S.) for 40 years. We have to get one today. We have to get our oar in the water today in this country for generations to come."

T-Boone has more energy left in him to share a bigger interview than this.
Is this really the full interview?

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Derrick Fogle April 23, 2009 | 7:05 a.m.

Hey, Ray - Picken's full presentation will be online at http://missourisummits.com within the next couple of days, so you'll have a chance to listen and watch for yourself.

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Ray Shapiro April 23, 2009 | 9:30 a.m.

@Derrick:
Cool. Thank you!
-RS

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